This is mostly just to get this off my chest, but advice is always welcome! ... I have a diverse professional background- I have worked in a variety of roles across a few different industries. I think I keep getting overlooked for jobs I apply to because 1) there doesn't seem to be an obvious "theme" in my career trajectory; 2) I'm in a grey area of not being entry level any longer, but not really management level; and 3) now (b/c of external forces I can't control) I've been out of the workforce for a long time, about a year. At this point, I feel so demoralized by rejection after rejection (or not even hearing any thing back at all). I'm also scared because my unemployment expires at the end of December, and I've been barely hanging on as it is. I know I'm smart, talented, and have great potential, but this job search process has made me feel worthless. Rationally, I understand that none of the rejection is personal, and I only need ONE of these companies to see and believe in me, but it's hard to keep positive. I continue doing ALL the "right" things- reaching out to my network, searching job sites daily, customizing all my cover letters, etc. Nothing is working. What's that definition of insanity? "Doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results"? Well, I certainly feel like I'm going crazy, lol. I'm a solutions oriented person, but all the solutions I'm throwing at this problem aren't working and so, this situation feels completely out of my control.