I was curious if anyone feels like they are being inappropriately filtered out of candidate pools for jobs where they meet or exceed the requirements. I am a certified teacher (State of Maryland) with a Master's degree. I will be completing my third year of teaching at the end of this school year. Every application I have submitted has been closed. I am wondering if it is because my subject area of certification is ESOL, that the people reviewing my application are assuming I have a TEFL or CELTA certificate. However, I am a highly-qualified public school teacher with certifications in special education, middle school mathematics, and middle school ELA, along with my ESOL (prek-12) certification.
Is anyone else surprised by all their closed applications?