Warning: Massive Vent Coming On. Is anyone else as TIRED of job searching as me? I got hired as a sub in October... only to find I wouldn't START until February. Every week in my district there are new jobs posted... but they are on a hiring freeze, so there's no point in even applying. Jobs I applied to back in JUNE are still listed. Since I'm bored, I'm taking the last few classes I need for a permanent certification... but taking them just makes me itch to be back in the classroom and try out some new things. AND I CAN'T FIND A JOB. I've revamped my resume, a la Adam Waxler. Made a shiny new cover letter. DREADING having to go back - yet AGAIN - for references when I start my new round of applications. Because most districts will NOT take a letter of rec in place of a formal, official reference sheet. And my old bosses are all "Shouldn't have left, huh?" Or you sucked me dry with your FIVE preps in high school. Or something. Now my greatest worry is that when I am "permanently" certified and I apply to different states... they'll be in the same boat financially, or I'll get passed over because I'm not currently local. And I really can't afford to move somewhere unless I have a secured job. Or what if I get laid off in the beginning of the year after moving? And I am sick. and. tired. of. researching. new. districts. and. schools. just. so. i. can. apply. for. an. interview. then. never. gettting. a. call. Would like to go hide under the covers until someone pops over and throws 15 jobs in my lap, because this IS STRESSFUL. Anyone else?