As I've mentioned on this site before, I've been out of school for three years and I've been subbing in Illinois. I've been checking the sites daily, but the job market here is really tough. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how I can make myself more appealing to school districts when they do start posting more openings. What would be some things I could be doing now that would help me hopefully find a job in Illinois come next August? I'm starting to look into volunteer opporunities at my local park districts. Any other volunteer ideas? Other things to make me standout as a teacher job applicant? I need to find a job come next August. I can't sub another year. Its really fustrating when I see others who just graduated in June 06 with full-time jobs and here I am still looking three years after graduating, especially considering I've sent out so many applications, resumes, etc and check websites daily. Any help and/or ideas would be greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!