I agree with vickilyn. It is offensive. I didn't know a soul when I got hired for the school I'm in. I don't know a single teacher who got hired because of someone they knew. They got hired because they had a solid resume and did a fabulous interview and demo lesson. Many candidates think they do a fabulous interview. I can tell you from being on many hiring committees -- very few actual do a fabulous interview. The ones who don't get hired generally either don't have the actual experience we need, or suffer from TMI. TMI will get you every time.