Hi, I am hoping someone has had a similar experience (or has seen this happen to others) and can give me some advice. I was non renewed at my school this year due to shrinking enrollment. We lost a position and I was still at the end of my probationary period (3 years) and the most recent hire, so I was let go. My P gave me a nice letter of reference, said she would give positive info if contacted, and all my observations were great. I had been at that job 3 years, and have taught a total of 15 years in the classroom in 3 different grades, in 3 different states. I am trying to find a job in the same district I have been in the past 3 years. It is a large district. Well, I cannot land a new job for anything! The rejection is horrible. I keep pepping myself up, I do everything I am supposed to- I research the school, have talking points, have answers to all the questions, smile, am confident...I feel like every single interview goes great and I should get the job. I am getting a good number of interviews- I have had a total of 10 interviews since March, and some of those schools had multiple positions (two second grade openings, a third grade and a K, etc.) so I think my resume/cover letters are fine. But I have not had a single offer. I keep getting, "We went with a better fit" or "We enjoyed talking to you, however, we went with another candidate." I have been qualified for every position, so it must be my personality/interview skills. Even though I think it always goes great, it must not. I have replied back to a few of the "We chose someone else" emails, asking what I should work on as I move forward with interviews for other jobs, but I have not received any feedback. I know they have to watch what they say. Am I too old? I am 47. Am I too experienced and they don't want to pay me (I don't get paid THAT much more than a less experienced teacher). What do you think? Ideas?