The short version of this story is that I was laid-off at the end of June and have been trying to find a new position ever since.
Despite being well qualified, experienced, geographically mobile and flexible with regards to job role/remuneration etc. I'm just not getting anywhere.
I've overhauled my CV in line with the suggestions in the podcast (despite having paid "professionals" to do it previously), I've established relationships with recruiters (but deep down I still rank them on a par with lawyers and real-estate agents ... one today even asked me what an MBA was ... what's that word Homer uses?), nevertheless I even stand up when calling them (perhaps I should salute as well?).
So, as you may be able to tell by now trying to get a job is without doubt the worst project of my professional life to date. Morale and motivation are plummeting at a rate of knots.
Anyone else been here before? Any suggestions as to how to keep morale on an upbeat? (BTW being told to keep my 'chin-up' doesn't seem to work either)