Hey all, I am looking for a full time position in New Jersey, and I would really appreciate advice. I received a call from a well-respected district requesting I contact them if I was interested in working as an educational assistant. It seems to be part time, and it will probably be daily. I think it would be beneficial for this district to know my face, but I've also heard from principals that the best way to be placed for a full time position is to substitute, long-term substitute, and then apply for full time. I've heard rumors that teacher's aides are often kept on as aides (as it's difficult to find new ones) and rarely hired. I want to spend time teaching children, and I do want a full time position as soon as possible. Not to be greedy, but those college loans weigh down. Has anyone had any experience with this? Does your district seem to have a preference?