A little background, I've been teaching for two years and decided to leave the school I'm working at. I was sort of bullied into resigning (my principal said, that I had to make a decision or she would make it for me) so I don't currently have a job. First off, I'm in Massachusetts which means that there is ALOT of teachers also looking for jobs. I'm struggling because I haven't even been able to get an interview, I've had one so far and it went really well and the hiring committee really liked me, but ultimately they went with someone that would be a better fit. I'm bummed, but feel good that I left a really strong impression nonetheless. I'm struggling because most of my rejections have come from schools that haven't even opened my application. Most of the jobs here are through SchoolSpring so I can see if they've reviewed it or not. Most of the places, I never get word that they even open it before they list me as not hired. I'm applying to as many places as possible, but a big part of the reason I'm leaving my current school is that my husband and I are just too far away from our families and his doctors (he has a condition and sees quite a few specialists). We really want to be at least a little closer, but it's making it hard and we've already expanded our search area. Do you guys have any advice on how to stand out? I feel reasonably confident in my interview abilities, not cocky, but I feel good about my answers to most questions and all that.