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Re: Time to Give Up?
One thing that may help is to start understanding that the latest trend/workshop buzz is for administrators to tell every single applicant that their interview went well. I suggest that you keep looking because you have the passion that we need in our profession. But don't believe anything that they tell you in an interview. There are often things going on behind the scenes that you don't know about. Politics and the good old boy/girl system is rampant in Texas in education. Many would rather hire their friends instead of taking the time to look at applicants on their merit. Some may even use you as a quota to say they interviewed x number of people or X number of people of a certain demographic. I've been through all of it in the past and it gets discouraging but don't give up. Keep applying and interviewing with a positive attitude. One day you will get hired and don't be afraid to take a fixer-upper program to get your career started.