I'm a recent grad in NJ with my Master's in Teaching for Elementary Education. I've been to, 2 job fairs, and on 3 interviews. One interview was back in April and I'm assuming I didn't get it, the second I was told I did not get, and the third interview was for a maternity leave position which I had last week (hoping for the best). In my opinion, finding a job for elementary ed in NJ has been harder, more frustrating, upsetting, and trying then my two years in the master's program. I need some words of advise because it's becoming very difficult to stay positive and keep pushing forward in the job search. I'm not sure what else I can be doing. I feel like I've been doing everything to the best of my ability, and have applied to over 100 districts. Sometimes I wonder if my student teaching location is going against me. Being in a struggling, urban, abbot school in NJ. It's starting to really break me down because I have the future to think about and if I don't find that job I think about.... student loans, car payment, no health benefits (or COBRA which costs so much). Sorry for the rant.. I guess I'm just in search of some words of encouragement. Anybody else out there??