I am leaving graduate school in May with a Master of Science in Mathematics. For the past few weeks, I have been applying to full-time instructor/lecturer positions (mostly 2-year with a few 4-year). I started with a list of ~40 and after whittling it down, have completed applications for 18.
The past few days I've been reading application blog posts and how-tos and the writers talk about applying to dozens of schools (even hundreds with little success). And these are PhD holders with a lot more experience, which is making me worried.
There's a lot of information for PhD required professor positions so I wanted to ask-just how competitive is the teaching only scene? I know that "applying to more places equals higher probability of getting a job" but I've more or less applied to everywhere I'd like to go. However, I don't want to regret not lowering my standards and being unemployed for an entire year.