I recently noticed that this site has a good mix of teachers and teachers to be, so I thought I'd ask for some advice: I am a prospective teacher that has been subbing for 6 years in SoCal. I've had 5 long term subbing positions, at which one school did hire several new teachers, excluding me. My credential expired and I extended it, but it feels like I'm in a rut. I've applied for hundreds of jobs, but gotten only about 10 interviews. Most of the time, I don't hear back. I apply online and in person to the schools around me. Do I even stand a chance in getting a job? It seems like people often jobs because of who they know, yet while I've gotten quite familiar with the staff at the schools I work at, I don't get job offers. What am I doing wrong?