Getting ready for a job fair on Tuesday and wondering if bringing my A-game is going to be enough... I taught at a private school in CA for five years. I left that job to relocate here to TX--had to do so mid-year (financial reasons) so I did not have the ability to immediately enter teaching out here. I got a job in a different field, which I've enjoyed, but of course teaching was always where I wanted to be and now that I'm certified in this state, I want to get back to teaching. I've only been away for one school year (and the tail end of the previous one)...is that automatically going to look bad? Am I going to be ahead of the recent local grads due to my teaching experience, or is that all out the window now because I left the field?