Others will have lots more useful info. I am self employed and haven't had to do a job search for over 20 years.
Originally Posted by jmeras
One thing that struck me is the statement about needing work in your field.
I live in an area where there are many jobs available and many people looking for work. I personally get extremely frustrated with folks who complain about no jobs but refuse to do the honest work that is available because it's "not in their field" My view is warped by my area and experiences but I'd at least open yourself up to any job not just one in your field.
What I'd also do, in parallel to looking for jobs in your field is look for jobs that use the same skill set, or one you wish to develop, no matter what field they are in.
Also, while I know my view is again warped by my area, if someone really wants to work there are always jobs available. You may have to move, change the field you are in or even, gasp, do some physical labor but there are plenty of jobs that all pay a living wage if you are open to really working.
Just a different viewpoint.
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