OK, folks, it's crunch time!!! Time to get those cover letters and resumes out to EVERY SINGLE PRINCIPAL in every single school you can find. Yesterday, in another post, someone asked where to apply. I hope that no one minds, I've started a new thread with my response and the one that followed: "THe internet and phone book are your friends!!! Google "schools in" and name every village/town you can think of. Get a hold of a map, either Hagstroms or online, and look at every town there too. Us this for private schools http://www.privateschoolsreport.com/county.html and for any villages you haven't thought of. California uses Edjoin, right? Take a look there, and find every single school within your commute whether or not they have an opening. Then hit the LA Times and any other semi-local paper. Go to their online help wanted ads. (Do that today; lots of schools post the ads only in the Sunday papers, so yesterday's ads are still fresh.)" This was the response by Lovetoteachkids "Also, check www. greatschools.net and type in the name of a school you know. It will list others within the vicinity (with their addresses) for you...public and private I think. " The point is this: they can't hire you if they don't know you exist. Principals have lots of resumes in their file; many probably don't feel the need to go to HR to get some. Be SURE that the schools in which you might consider teaching have your info!!! Do it NOW.