Finally I got a call for a job interview, went back for the 2nd one and we talked for 1.5 hours about the details. I am going back to sign the contract Tuesday. I have been out of work for over 2 years. Before I went in for the interview I read several articles about general job interviews and teacher interviews. I read that people interviewing do not want to see dull colors up near your face because you look depressing. I wore a medium pink sweater over a blouse and it was young looking. I had my hair cut and styled, new high heels and new pants. I wore high heels because I have read that people like to hire taller candidates and I am only 5"1' applying for a high school position. When I walked into the lobby I at first thought I was in the wrong place because the other women sitting there looked so depressing and dumpy. They were interviewing for the same position. One looked extremely uncomfortable in a very tight suit type dress with tan pantyhose on in 90 degree humid weather. The woan speaking to me had a black/grey wrap around dress and her hair was very greasy. While both these women were nice people they both came off as desperate and depressing. Why would someone want to hire them? While people in the past have told me to wear a suit or jacket I have not because I would never teach in that and I would feel uncomfortable. I think the article I read gave good advice about looking good and being noticed. I think it helps a lot to look attractive. I think it helped me a great deal and I did get a second interview and job offer. When my husband has gone to job interviews I have told him not to wear a white shirt because everyone else does. He wore a blue shirt and a nice tie and he got the job. At the end of the interview when I was asked if I had any questions I replied by saying,"At my old school I always helped students after school and during my lunch hour. Would you be open to me doing this again?" They were shocked that I wanted to work for free. In reality I can't do that often but it made me appear to be a hard worker. I hope this can help someone out!