I'm unemployed. I get some interviews, and they've read my resume, but they always come back with "you don't have enough experience" after one or two interviews. This is something they can read on my resume, but it's all they give me to go on. I need to achieve more excellence and less whoring.
I've never once landed a job in my life without a friend or family member who got me in. Every application I've ever handed out has netted me 0 in terms of a job or making money.
I need to take a new approach to work that's twofold and is inspired by past successes and is different from the current, failing approach:
1) Develop relevant skills/experience
2) More "professional" friends and bigger/better network
This approach is what worked in the past. Handing out resumes never did. So the focus of my strategy will shift from an outward focus of hunting and more towards an inward focus of developing in-demand skills and proficiencies while extending my network.
I will do both by contributing freely to software projects which have
1) Difficulties which require in-demand skills to overcome
2) People worth meeting and worth developing a professional relationship with
Given that handing out resumes blindly has never worked for me, I think shifting focus in this direction will be much better for me.
I should have been doing this from the start. Instead I chose to listen to fools and I have suffered.