Being unemployed sucks. My last job assignment ended 1/17, and I've been looking for something else ever since with no luck. I have a college degree (BA English), but apparently it's not anything in demand, so I'm stuck in temp agencies. I've signed up for something like six or eight agencies, three or four in the last week. I've called them all, and they either haven't finished calling my references or they don't have anything for me right now. I've also posted my resume at Monster, Career Builder and Hotjobs and filled out a bunch of online apps. Still nothing. Even the retail stores and restaurants around here aren't really hiring. I can't do graveyards because it screws up my internal clock too much and I'll get sick. Of course, if I don't get something to work that I can stand pretty quick, I'll have other problems. Can anybody please share some job finding tips that have worked for you in the past? Do you find that walking right off of the street and into an office and asking for the HR department is a viable method? This was recommended to me by a "resume specialist", but I haven't really done it because it seems rude to me. Should you keep calling a place you've applied daily or is once a week enough? How often should you bug a temp agency?