#1-reading endless career articles and books and not being able to decide which career I like best and fretting that I would have to go back to school and rack up more student loans. That, or start at the bottom and go back to jobs where I don’t even make enough to pay my bills.
#2-Futilely searching online job boards and actual company websites, applying to the few jobs that really interest me, and never hearing back. (I do try to utilize my network of family and friends, but no one knows of any job openings.)
1. Taking part in LinkedIn discussions. It keeps my mind active, gives me hope that I might still have something to contribute to the world (thereby slowing the loss of my sanity), and constitutes a part of “networking.”
2. Continue reading about resume and interviewing skills, as well as downloading tech articles that I’ll probably never read.