Does anyone have any helpful suggestions for landing a job? Job fairs are a joke. So are Monster and Career Builder and all of those sites. They say your network will find your next job, but all my network seems to be able to do is tell me to "hang in there" and say things like "you'll find it, stay positive." That's not helping me any. Recruiters don't even do anything. They just say to submit a profile on their website and if something comes up they'll contact you. I've had more luck getting interviews through Craigslist than anything else. I've been out of work for a year now and just got rejected for yet another job I was perfectly qualified for. I've even tried to get some work doing freelance but all the clients I've gotten have flaked out on me. I worked for a local homebuilder running their advertising department for 10 years before they went out of business because of the economy. Homebuilders still aren't hiring, so I'm forced to find a new industry and businesses don't seem interested in hiring someone without a background in that particular industry. Things are starting to look pretty bleak now and I don't know what else to do.