Sometimes it's who you know, that's not always the case. Although if your application looks up to par they will call you in for an interview. It took me 3/4 times of applying before finally getting called in for an interview.
I knew someone that worked there they got me my first interview
Answered - Para Educator Special Education (Former Employee) - Stamford, CT
I applied on the website.
Answered - Teacher Assistant (Former Employee) - Stamford, CT