I just completed my M.A.T. over the summer. While in the program, I worked full-time during the day at my non-teaching related job and went to class at night. Since getting my master's degree, I have been looking for jobs and have applied to over 50 in my area while only receiving four interviews. I am starting to feel discouraged about finding a job for the 2012-2013 school year. I know a lot of people suggest substituting in the meantime, but I cannot afford to work as a substitute. My current job pays well and has great benefits and I can't just give it up to be a sub. My question is, am I hurting my chances at finding a teaching job while working in an unrelated field while I continue to pursue a teaching career?