Excuse my pity party but i just have to get this off of my chest: I have gone two weeks and no interview and this week so far nothing. I have applied, dropped off resumes--one was actually able to hand deliver to an AP, and called. I am growing increasingly heartbroken. I know my story isn't unique. School starts in two weeks. Everyone around me says stay positive but it is getting hard. I did this last summer. I was able to land a position in September that turned out no so great. Although that wasn't a good experience, I did learn a lot and I know that it is possible for me to get a job even after the school year starts. I just hate that this summer I have spent worrying and trying to get another job. I'm furious about my situation--I know I worked hard for my previous school and I honestly do not know why I was non-renewed. I believe things happen for a reason. On to the hand-delivering my resume...So I have been hoping this one school would finally post a job and today they did. Last year I interviewed twice with the school for two different positions. Both times the AP and P seemed to like me but I assumed they went with someone with more experience since I was a new teacher. Today when I saw the posting I called to set up an interview and I was told they would not be interviewing any applicants they had already interviewed but she took down my name and number and wrote out to the side that I now had a year's teaching experience. I got ready and drove up to the school asked to speak to the P or AP and was able to hand deliver to the AP. He remembered me. I told him I had a year's teaching experience, tooted my own horn about students' success, ect. He told me that the position that is open may actually be for 2nd rather than 3rd as posted. I told him that was fine that I love 2nd and 3rd (both true statements) and that because I was a 2nd year teacher I was flexible and willing to go into whatever grade level. Then he mentioned something about fifth, which I told him I also enjoyed and since I was familiar with the curriculum I'd be happy in that grade. He reiterated to me that they would not be conducting interviews with people that they had previously interviewed. I have also emailed a teacher that I know worked at this school to see if he'd put in a good word for me. Anyway...not sure what else I can do. Any suggestions?