As I’ve stated in previous posts, I recently and unexpectedly moved to a new state. I know a handful of people and I don’t know where to begin with networking for a job. I feel like my job search has come to a stop because I haven’t networked at all. I missed all the job fairs in the spring and there are hardly any postings left on my local districts’ websites. In an earlier post, I discussed visiting schools with postings and delivering my cover letter and resume personally. I am tempted to go to every elementary school within 45 min drive from my home; however, I don’t know if it looks unprofessional to contact schools that have not advertised any positions. I don’t want to seem pushy or unprofessional, because that could hinder my chances in the future. But, I also know that sometimes you have to take a risk to get somewhere. Also, I relocated with my long-term boyfriend because his job transferred him. I know that principals might be curious about my reasons for relocating. I know that it’s sometimes risky to admit you’re engaged or married in a job interview; however, I feel mentioning my boyfriend will be even more unfavorable (for example, some people aren't personally keen on non-married couples living together, etc). How would you address my reasons for relocating, if asked? Can anyone offer advice on this situation; what about networking tips? I'm in the Tampa, FL area.