I resigned from my job in NV to move back to CA to be closer to my family. I've had quite a few interviews and no offers. I'm not new in education either. I've had 3 years of school counseling experience and around 4 years of substitute teaching. This is how my interviews each went (from the ones I remember!) Interview 1- Was a general interview with the school district (not the actual school). I felt like I had this but when I didn't hear back from the district, I emailed HR and found out they already made their selection. They were hiring 5 school counselors so hearing I wasn't 1 of them hurt. Interview 2- Was a part time job where the interview was at a school. Interview also went really well. Got a letter in the email 2 weeks later saying I didn't get it. Interview 3- I admit this wasn't a school I wanted (far drive, didn't care for the people interviewing me, bad pay, charter school). Interview was okay, haven't heard back at all from the school but it's okay as I do not want that position anyway. Interview 4- Great interview until they asked me a question in which I have never heard of the vocabulary that they used. I gave a very vague answer and I think they knew I didn't understand the terminology lol. 3 days later, received a call from the principal stating I didn't get the job. Interview 5- Was a phone interview for a charter school. Realized it was a part time position with no possibility to become full time. The pay was bad, no benefits, and from speaking to them they seemed to sort of imply that although the job was part time, it would be "great" if I could "volunteer" the other days at the school. They ended up inviting me for a 2nd interview which would be me interviewing and doing 2 demo lessons for different grade levels. I ended up declining the 2nd interview. I realized I couldn't afford to relocate for a part time job with no benefits where they expect me to come in for free the other days. Interview 6- This one really got to me sadly. The hiring for their counseling positions is a bit different from other schools. I made it past the interview with the director, but then they review your application and everything to put you on what's called an eligibility list which doesn't guarantee employment (you would just get a call from the director asking you if you want a certain assignment). I was then directed to go to HR to double check documents and stuff (took 5 minutes). Was told I would know within 2 weeks if I was eligible to be placed on a list. Well today was 2 weeks and I received an email stating I wasn't found eligible. I REALLY thought I would be on that list. I have looked up people hired in that department and many have less experience than me and don't have as many credentials as me relevant to that line of work. To top it off, they were hiring SEVERAL people in that department =( I asked if I could have a substitute teacher interview but I'm waiting to hear back. I know I'm interviewing well as almost every question for school counselors is the exact same. My references are also fine. It also isn't like I have no experience. When I've asked if they could give me feedback why I didn't get whatever job, it was the vague answer "We went with someone with more experience who better fit our school". I have 2 interviews Monday. One is part time, bad pay (but I wouldn't have to move) at an adult school. I honestly have no idea why I was called to interview as I don't feel I would be the best candidate for that because adult schools are very new to me. The other is a 10 minute screening interview with HR where the district consists of 4 schools and they may be hiring at most 2 counselors. I have a feeling I have just been that 5th interview or so that many schools need in order to suffice HR requirements. I haven't even been getting interviews to substitute teach just to have a job and some cash coming in. I've read on this forum that many people got their jobs merely from subbing, but I've found in many districts it doesn't work that way anymore due to HR policies so you guys are very lucky! It's 1 day before August and most schools here start within 2 weeks. I'm almost 31 years old and living with my parents right now. It stinks when you cannot even get an interview to substitute teach which doesn't even pay well. I could tutor for $20 an hour a few hours a week, work retail, or waitress. I love school counseling but honestly, I'm starting to think I should have gone to school for something where jobs are more in demand.