I am in need of some real advice. I moved from Los Angeles to San Diego over the summer and I teach high school history. Going from LA to SD, the market went from somewhat competitive to extremely competitive. I spent the summer applying to and interviewing at every district in San Diego County and landed short. Some background: I got my masters from USC (graduated with a 4.0), taught with LAUSD for 2 years, and received the 'Rookie of the Year' Award my first year of teaching (a pretty highly regarded award in the district). I am not young (this is my second career), but still young enough to be marketable (33). Everyone at my old school thought I would be a shoe-in in San Diego, but I fell completely short and am incredibly discouraged. So! Now I am subbing with SDUSD and SDUHSD (San Dieguito) and hoping to make connections, because I feel like that is a HUGE reason I did not land a job - no one knew who I was and San Diego definitely has that "small town" feel when it comes to getting hired (seems like most schools just go with what they know, even if the teacher getting hired is not the best choice.) Sooo, question is - what can I do while I am subbing to REALLY get my foot in the door? I did land a long term subbing position in Dec-Jan for 5 weeks at a school I really like. I am hoping that will help tremendously. I also should mention I have been completely booked with subbing jobs - so people seem to like me. I guess I am just stressing because I have a baby on the way and canNOT survive next year without a job. And I miss teaching. So. Much. (Because let's be honest - subbing is not teaching) Any advice appreciated!!!