1. There is a glut of math teachers even here in California. I was already looking for non-teaching jobs, and I just got my preliminary teaching credential last May. 2. I have applied to around 40 jobs since April. The interview I did yesterday was my fourth, but it went really well. Besides, I like interviews just like Aliceacc. Tell them anecdotes or stories when answering questions. Late afternoon yesterday (the same day I did the interview), I got a call offering me the job -high school math teacher. The director said the panel was impressed with the interview, but I consider this a miracle. 3. I thank TeacherGroupie, with the help of Aliceacc again, in almost literally preparing my cover letter. I also thank so many posters here for the excellent inputs. I have not been posting regularly lately, but there is not a day where I don't check this forum. 4. This will be my first job as a new credentialed teacher. I got a job last year on an intern credential, but I don't recommend that one should teach as an intern for so many reasons. 5. Don't lose hope. Something will come.