I'm just wondering since I have not been able to land a job for this year and am a brand new social studies teacher. To be honest, I feel that I did my best, I have good grades, I was involved in a lot of activities. My student teaching evaluations could have been better, but I did pass (since our scale was simply pass/fail), I also have been told I have a good resume and write good cover letters. However, after applying to 60 jobs (i know I should have done more, but there aren't many jobs in Nebraska where I live and i only really applied to schools in Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri). Also, i always try to say I will help with any extracurricular possible. However no such luck. I've only had 3 interviews and no job. So what is holding me back? What are superintendents and principals looking for that I don't have?