Please help! I don't know where else to go to ask such a question: My girlfriend is job searching for a teaching position, specifically ESL ans as you can imagine, it's not going as planned. She's interviewed many times but hasn't hit anything yet since she is just fresh out of college. She obtained her Master's and spent numerous years subbing, being a teacher's aide and also helping ESL students. However all the positions that she keeps applying for, they keep hiring those with more experience, which makes sense, however it's becoming a bit agitating. How is she supposed to get real teaching experience if everyone opts for more eperienced teachers? How did those experienced teachers get their first job? I feel helpless and don't know what I can do to help her. She's understandably becoming depressed and feeling unwanted. She's definitely perfectly capable of being a teacher, so I wanted to ask real teachers any advice that may be of use to her when searching for a position. What should she do if she isn't able to land a job before the school year starts? Do teaching positions still open up during the semester? Or is it generally only during winter and summer breaks when the hiring processes are held? What if she can't find an ESL position? Should she try to be a teacher's aide or substitute? Mind you she would rather not do those again. Might it help to mention that we live in the New England area? Please help us out!