Hi All! I just finished my student teaching experience and I'll be officially graduated with my Master's degree on Monday, the 23rd (woo!). I'll have my Master of Arts in Teaching with two certs: P-3 General Education and P-12 Teacher of Students with Disabilities. I've been applying to jobs since about mid November. I am extremely organized and I have all of the schools I've applied to in an excel spreadsheet just to keep track. I've applied to about 15-20 schools.... and I've gotten two interviews. Both of which I did not get the job. I know it's a weird time of the year for schools to be hiring, so I'm hoping more jobs will pop up as the months go by and also during the summer. I'm starting to think maybe it's me. Maybe my cover letter is too long or my resume isn't formatted correctly? I'm becoming very discouraged. My student teaching experience was excellent and my recommendation letters are great. I know I have the option of subbing but where I'm at right now in life, I really need something steady with benefits... I've even applied for aide and 1:1 positions and I haven't even gotten call backs for those. I have a family friend who graduated with her Masters and just a K-6 cert (no special ed cert) and got a tenure track job right out of school! It doesn't seem fair. Was I too optimistic? I mean, I knew it would be hard but I had no idea it would be this hard. Any thoughts/advice? Thanks!