Q3 GDP growth has been the best in a decade. Here is the Bloomberg coverage.
Baby Boomers who haven't done well in their job search can take the risk of experimenting with fresh approaches. You bet, toss what has been your standard operating procedures.
If you are simply replying to ads, read "What Color Is Your Parachute?" and send unsolicited pitch letters. That's how almost half the good job offers come about.
If you are not getting offers after interviews, then role play the process with a few professionals who are successful. Demand they be candid. For example, you might be throwing off the wrong body language.
In the wost-case scenario all that material you transmit over email seems to be going down a black hole. That means you are doing some or lots of things wrong in your cover letters (should be plural) and/or resumes (should be plural). Go back to the drawing board and redo all of them.
Two weeks ago I took a deep dive in revamping my marketing approach for my communications boutique. Responses have increased about 75%.