At this point in my job search I have had several job offers, but because my hope is that this next job will be the place where I land and stay, I have had to choose carefully. Here are the possibilities so far:
Online teacher (part-time for a huge education company) helping college students with their papers. This job can be done from home, but the pay is ridiculously low. ($10.00 an hour for bachelor's degree; $11.00 for masters; $12.00 for Ph.D.). I went ahead and took their writing test. I qualified, and I'm still actually thinking about it, but truthfully I make more than that walking dogs.
Catholic school teacher -- nice people, but sorry, but I'm not looking to take a vow of poverty.
Elementary school teacher -- social services program -- a wonderful place, but I was offered a part-time position instead of the one I interviewed for. (The individual who was about to leave changed his or her mind. S/he must have realized what a great thing s/he had!)
Home instruction -- The pay is much better. I've actually done this before and I really enjoy it. There are various reasons why a child needs home instruction, and I find that I am a good problem solver. This is another independent contract so I will may do this as well.
Long term subbing -- This would be a way to get my foot in the door and get known in a local public school. I won't sub a day here and a day there, but coming in for a maternity leave is perfect. These jobs are mostly handled by agencies now. They offered me a spring maternity leave, but I asked him to wait until fall because of all my home school evaluation and CleverBoyPetCare.com appointments. If I take one of these positions in the fall, I'll be in the Allentown School District which would be great.
Here is another interview option that came up, but my spring home school evaluation schedule would interfere: English language arts teacher at a sort of new age hippie charter school. Maybe they will give me a ring again in the fall.
So... let's hope...