Looking for a job? It can be downright ugly in this current market. But the only other option is to close your eyes and bury your head in despair.
Not gonna happen. Not for me, and not for you.
Life is too short to wallow in discouragement and self pity. Yes, times are indeed tough in the job market these days. And finding a new opportunity is like finding a single needle in a very large haystack; all while multiple pitchforks are stabbing and thrashing for the same needle.
But find it you must.
Stay busy. One phone call to the right person. One conversation at an opportune moment. One door opening in the strangest of places. A window opening with just enough of a crack to slip through.
Be ready. Be active. It's about networking. It's always about networking.
And not giving up.