His present one, he perceives, is a bad fit. It also doesn't compensate him enough for the hellish hours he has to put in. He hired a top firm to assist him with his resume and cover letters. So, he does get interviews - lots of them. But he hasn't received any job offers.
The problem, I have a hunch, is that he has allowed himself to be confused by the fundamentals of his 12-step program. He has been "in the rooms" for several years.
When he explained to me in casual conversation how he approached interview questions, I was taken aback. He was being totally "honest," as he put it. The essence of interviewing tactics is to position and package yourself as having an edge. That doesn't entail dishonesty.
What it does demand is framing your experience, skills, and track record in a way that convinces the company that you can do the job better than others competing for the opportunity. For those seeming negatives in your employment history, you turn them into positives. The layoff at Company X gave you the motivation to learn coding. Or being fired by Company Y provided insight about what kind of employer you needed to implement your strategic vision. As one lawyer put it, you "spin."
Interviews are where you have to sell yourself. It isn't a conversation about values per se. Character, however, may enter the equation. What you are selling is your ability and determination to meet and exceed the expectations of the employer.