Super frustrated. Made a post a while back posting my basic anonymous credentials looking for some advice. Still can't get a job. Giving a bit more background.
15 years experience IT Sales, Security, Personnel Management, and Project Management, no real programming experience. Experience with Nessus, nmap, Splunk, Active Directory, AD OU, slurm, Apache, PHP, MySQL, Exchange, Cisco and Juniper Hardware, and overall Windows, MacOS and Linux SysAdmin.
Two Associates in Computer Design and Computer Science
MBA in Executive Management from Ivy League School
Can't move due to wife taking care of handicapped sister for job, sister lives with 55 year old mother, mother owns house, no plans to move.
We have a 3 year old I usually take care of. We have a nanny for when I get a job.
Live in low pop area (100k - 125k people for a 100 square mile radius.)
Jobs I've applied to and been passed over for:
Police Dispatch Tech Lead - 79k Salaried City Gov - Interviewed - Passed over for internal hire.
IT Management Lead - 86k Non-Salaried - Interviewed - Not hired due to being unable to relocate.
IT Support Specialist II - 65k Salaried - Interviewed - Not hired - No reason given.
Computer Systems Specialist - $32/hr Full Time and Covered Benefits - Going on 3 weeks no contact.
General Manager - Goodwill - $31/hr Full Time - Applied - No interview.
General Manager - Walmart - 90k Salaried + Profit Sharing - Applied - No interview.
General Manager - FedEx - $42/hr Full Time - Applied - No interview.
I'm at the end of my rope here. My wife says "Just apply at something like McDonalds or some other fast food place, they hire anyone." and I feel pretty upset that with my credentials I may possibly be looking at doing something like this.
What type of positions should I be looking for with my expertise? Am I short selling my skills and applying for things I'm over-qualified for? I want to do something that is Remote work or will do Travel up to 40%, but I'm really not sure what I'm looking for.
I have been self-employed for close to 4 years now, but my market is dwindling for my product and I need to get a job soon. I have a mortgage and bills that need to be paid and even though I've got about 6 months worth of savings left, I started job searching over a year ago and have only been paying my 4 employees since. We just recently let go 2 of them, and are planning on laying off the rest by the end of the year. I really need something to stick, and maybe be told what positions I should be looking for.
It is easier to find a job when you have one.
Reach back to the companies that gave you offers and ask for the job again. Move there. Go home twice a month.
Suck it up until you can change your circumstances.
Job location is a luxury you can't afford if you are thinking of flipping burgers