I've been looking for a full-time elementary or middle school teaching job in PA for the past two years. Is there anything I can do to get a better chance of getting hired? I've been a building substitute in two different districts, gotten to know the principals and faculty, and substituted in several different districts. I've had several interviews and every time I get the same cop-out responses (i.e. there was just someone who was a better fit, you did a great job but there was someone else, etc.) Is there some unknown factor required to get a job, or is nepotism really as prominent as it seems in most districts?