Getting really burnt out doing second and third interviews. Just found out yesterday I didn't get another position.
My background is an Executive MBA from an Ivy League school and a minors in comp sci and cad design. I left the workforce 3 years ago to peruse my own startup, and after an internal issue with an employee stealing proprietary source code, my company is now going bankrupt because no one wants to buy our product due to it being underdeveloped. This is a completely separate issue that's being worked on.
In the meantime, I've interviewed for over 15 positions and have gotten denials from all of them.
Apparently the gap in my work history is a big turn off for employment because they don't consider being self employed real work, even though we've done 13 government contracts in the past and serviced over 3.4m in revenue over the past 3 years.
I'm really lost. I've even interviewed for super small positions for entry level management with multiple denials. It feels like no one wants me or my experience, despite having over 10 years in IT sales, executive management, and business operations.
What am I supposed to do? I can't move because my wife watches her disabled sister for a job, who can't move because she lives with her mother, who is in her 50s and has no plans to relocate. I'm looking for remote positions nonstop or travel positions, but there's so many scammy listings I don't want to waste my time applying only for more disappointment.
The volume game works, but only when you’re adjusting your approach as you go. If you do this, I am pretty confident you will land something.