If you remember last week a 4th grade position became available in my dream district (though not dream school). I emailed the principal my cover letter and resume, expressing my interest in working for her school, yada, yada,yada. I had interviewed with this same principal last year. The reason I didn't get hired she said was because I didn't have any TAKS (state test) experience. Well, I received that experience when I tutored in a neighboring district as a 5th grade TAKS tutor. She emailed me back stating that they were reviewing applications and they would call to set up an interview if they were interested. A week later the position is still posted so I decided to call the school to ask about the position. Apparently they held interviews yesterday, and you wanna know who didn't get even get the chance to interview AGAIN?!?!!?!?!!?!?! ME!! I'm so tired and worn out from this job search, my self-esteem is taking a nosedive each time I apply for a position and don't even get a dang interview. I can't count the number of times I've cried heavily or thought about taking a job outside of education. It is becoming obvious that it doesn't matter if I sub in this district or know people that have hand delievered my resume to the asst super just to get me no where. I've already applied to a couple of court positions here and hopefully will get one of them. Its obvious I'll probably never step foot into a classroom again at the rate I'm going.