I'm so frustrated right now and I don't know who to talk to. I was put on the hiring list for a Catholic Diocese on Saturday & sent a printout of available jobs as of last Thursday. I was feeling pretty confident because my screening interviews went so well, & there seem to be more jobs with a smaller applicant pool. I drove my resume to the school with the position that I was most interested in today (they were closed yesterday) and was told by the secretary that it was filled about 45 minutes prior to me getting there. I didn't really have high expectations, but just hearing that combined with everything I've been going through caused me to breakdown and cry in my car the whole way home. This is my third year searching for a teaching job. I've sent out over 200 resumes/applications this year alone. That's in addition to 100+ sent out the previous two years. I went back & got an additional certification to make myself more marketable. I've been in a building sub in a wonderful school for the past two years. I consider it great experience, but by me subbing doesn't count as experience at all. I can't get leave replacement jobs because I don't have leave replacement experience. I can't get a classroom job without leave replacement experience. I'm stuck in my sub job which I love, but it's in a district that looks over their subs for teaching positions. I've built up excellent references from my co-workers, but what good is that if they're not getting called on my behalf for a reference? I don't know what to do anymore. I financially can't continue to sub while looking for a job, but if I leave subbing to go to a job where I can actually make a decent pay, then I'm that much further behind in the search for a teaching job. I've been pretty optimistic the past three years up until this point, but now I just feel broken.