Hey all, I'm elated to say that I just received a job offer for a 4th grade position in public school setting. It's a little surreal considering I just completed my interview with HR on Monday, my name was passed out yesterday, and I had the interview today. Although I haven't signed the contract yet, it is 99.9 % a done deal. It seems like an awesome school...real big....but the poverty level is 70%. Two questions: - If you were me would you cancel the other interviews (I have 3), or do them just in case? - Does anyone work in a high poverty school? Can you tell me what it's like? Advice to people still looking for jobs: 1. DON'T GIVE UP...I know it's cliche but don't... 2. Don't read posts on here or anywhere else that tell about how depressing the job outlook for next year is. While the economy is obviously down, there are jobs to be had and as long as you believe, and treat the job fairs as a full time job, the job is yours for the taking. 3. I created a video resume, brochure, and a website as something to give me a little edge over the competition...I have an interview this next week (which I probably won't go to) that is a HIGHLY prestigious private school in Alexandria, VA. They had HUNDREDS of applications...i've only taught for one year....why were they going to fly me out and pay for a hotel on their bill? Well...of course I had to interview well but the only reason I received the interview was b/c of my video resume. If you're curious and would like to see what I'm talkin about, feel free to PM me and I will help out as much as possible!! **The only reason I put the advice at the bottom is I know how frustrating it can be as people say how they received a job b/c I've read all the other posts and have thought...wow good for them....why aren't I getting a job? I'm here to say that with a positive attitude, hard work, goals, creativity, and treating it as if it's a full time job, your dream may just come true!!