I was just reading something in a different forum. So, I came here to post a what NOT to do!!! I am quoting this: "I don't want to sound rude when I say this, but I am glad to know someone else hasn't heard anything. I have a Master's and have tried to find a job in my field. I've applied for 10 jobs and I feel like I'm at Point A. Trouble is, every job I've applied for, there have been 100 applicants, give or take a few." This was my response: "You need to be applying for more jobs. 10 is not that many at all. When I was applying for jobs, I applied at about 80 schools in several different counties. I went through 3 rounds of sending a resume, cover letter, and a CD with an electronic portfolio to EACH of these schools. I went through nearly 3 rolls of stamps that summer!!! I also sent follow-up e-mails. I am native to an area where there are 1000+ applicants per position, so I have had to be aggressive in my job search." I know some of you live in areas where there might not be 10 jobs to apply for- I know- I am from Michigan But, all of you need to apply for EVERY job you are qualified for in your area! Where I live, my small county has had about 20 elementary positions and the person who posted this lives in a much, much bigger county. I'd guess they had over 100 positions. And they only applied for 10!!! Good luck to those of you still looking!