Hello, I don't post around here very much but hopefully someone doesn't mind helping me out. I am job hunting after three years at my current position. I never get any calls back from public schools even though I feel I'm qualified. I do get calls and interview offers from charters and privates, but I don't know what it is about public schools that I can't get through. All of the public schools around here use Applitrack for applications. I'm sure the market is probably a bit flooded for elementary teachers in my area, but I'm also wondering if there is something that might be screening applications, like a software looking for specific traits and I'm not including something they want to see or that I am including something they don't want, if that makes sense. My contract was non-renewed and the official reason I was given was staff restructuring and lack of resources. I write that in the appropriate spot when it asks about non-renewal, but do you think that automatically rules me out? I'm just frustrated because I've applied to so many positions and have heard nothing. I don't know what it takes to get into a public school. If anyone could offer any advice on what to include in those intensive applications like Applitrack I would appreciate it. I feel as though my cover letters and resume are strong because they get me interviews at other schools. But I am just wondering if something in those 20 page applications are holding me back. For example, I never know how to mark that I'm highly qualified. I am highly qualified, but they NEVER have elementary as a choice. I'm also endorsed for MS English so I do mark that area, but then I just mark all core subjects because I'm not sure what else to do. Am I doing that right? How should you mark that you're highly qualified when you're elementary using a generic software like that? Thank you so much to all who can help!