I have spent the past several days calling every freelancing contact I have and sending my resume out to every position I’m qualified for. I’m averaging 3+ submissions per day so far and have had some luck.
I had a phone interview yesterday that went pretty well. I have a face to face interview scheduled. We will see how that goes. My skillset matches the job description, but it’s for a very large company. I have always worked at startup or smaller companies. It might be an interesting experience.
It’s kind of depressing to only have one interview after sending out 20+ resumes. I have a good resume too, but I’ll rework it a little just in case.
At the last Society for Technical Communicators meeting I went to, the members were asked how many were either out of work or looking for jobs. Half of the people raised their hands. That spoke volumes about the current economy and job market.