I've been lurking through these forums for about a month, and all of your posts have definitely helped me get through the beginning of my first teaching job search. I just finished up my student teaching, I'm graduating with my bachelor's degree in about a week, and I was SO excited to start interviewing for jobs. Now, however, my enthusiasm is dwindling and I'm feeling really discouraged. I went on two interviews earlier this month, but both jobs went to someone with more classroom experience, and I haven't heard from anyone since. Words of encouragement? Anyone feeling the same way? Tips? I have so many questions...feel free to answer all, none, or only a few: - In your experience, what is the "hiring season"? - When you got your first teaching job, how many interviews did you go on? When/how did you finally land the job? - What can I do to give me a better chance of getting more interviews now that I'm fairly positive I won't be getting hired at either of the two schools that I've interviewed at? HELP?