I would really like to find another job.
I've been applying online like crazy. I'm hearing crickets (companies don't even seem to send the 'thanks but no thanks' reply email anymore!)
I've had 2 leads (and interviews) from someone I know in the last 7 months! First interview; it went well, but the company decided not to replace the person that left. I know that for a fact, so I didn't feel too bad about not getting that. The second interview was earlier this week and in a nutshell; I didn't do well.
My questions are:
1) Without a super network of professional friends that can hire me themselves, how DO I look for work? Do you contact a recruiter? If so - just like google that for your area?
So many of my friends are hard-working professionals (like me) but 99% not in my field.
2) I need interview help!
Background - I've been on very few job interviews in my life. I feel like a weirdo because I know my job 'stuff' well, have lots of experience. I get along with other pretty well - but I somehow like dud out in interviews. I think I get too nervous? I try to PRETEND to be super outgoing and sell myself, but it isn't me and so I guess it probably comes off as fake or weird. GAH!