So...I posted a thread about the possibility of taking a maternity leave position and pretty much every1 said it was a good idea. I was wondering, though...has any1 ever relocated before? I live in Jersey and it is sickingly impossible to get a job here. And believe you me, it's all about connections (both the interviews I've gotten were because I knew someone). I have seriously begun considering applying farther away from my home. Now...the last thing I want to do is move b/c a.) my b/f and I are saving for a house and it would be impossible to get one now, b.) i'm fresh out of college so i don't exactly have a lot of money to start with and c.) who the heck wants the stress of moving AND being a first year teacher? but I digress....if you apply to a job out of state and say, get an interview...do you literally have to travel to all these places in which you may not even get the job? I don't know...just wondering if any1 has done this before. Also...is there anything else I can do with the jobs I've already applied to? Some I applied to in March. I've called but gotten bullpoopy answers from secretaries. Is there anything I can say or do that would get me more recognition? Lastly, I had an interview in June..called a week after to see if they found someone and they said they didn't. well, it's like a month later and i haven't heard anything. i've pretty much lost hope at this point, but do you think it's worth a shot to call them again? Thanks guys...i am just really stressing b/c people I graduated with are getting jobs when they are nothing special whereas i busted my behind during college. GAH!