I'm in the beginning of a one year fellowship but thinking ahead about job prospects in California. From what I read on SDN, the coasts are more difficult. I plan on taking the orals in Nov in SF and was hoping to get interviews near the exam date to maximize the trip. I haven't seen any recent postings in AAO. Some of my peers have received jobs by word of mouth. I haven't had such luck. Would it be bad form to cold call some private practices to see if they would want to bring on an associate? Any other suggestions? I'm in Peds Optho if that makes a difference.