In this especially tough economy, we may not always get a teachng position, but have to resort to applying for TA (teacher's aide), paraprofessional, even retail, cust service, & other jobs that we're overqualified for. Are there even times when you have as much education/skills as the person interviewing you? Comments? I'm not applying for teaching jobs. I'm trying out for SLPA jobs because I don't think I'm quite ready for the IEP paperwork/mtgs & assessment part of the SLP job since I just started grad school & I want to know what I'm doing, yet still make good $ to live on my own, etc. Many districts will hire a person on a waiver where they give them the FT job & full salary, but will give them usually 2 yrs to get accpeted & start grad school. This is for SLPs I'm talking about. Well, I've been offered the chance to do that, but I admit I'm nervous because I want to do a good job. Yes, there's been times I have as much (or more) ed than my interviewers. We do what we have to do!