Let me start by saying that I have been where you are now. Not long ago, I was unemployed, having been down-sized from my job.
At first, I was a veritable poster child for Job Search. My resume was tweaked, my cover letters personalized, my contact list expanded. Things were looking good. But then, before I realized it, my employment insurance ran out. By that time, my drawer was full of “thanks-but-no-thanks” letters.