Are you pleased with the number of phone calls and interviews you've had since your job ended?
How many resumes are you sending out? How many new people are you meeting per week? How many recruiters have you met with? How many target companies have you identified? I hope you can specifically answer these questions. All you need to do next to improve your search is increase most of those numbers.
Is there a reason you find this difficult to do? What is getting in the way?
By identifying your obstacles, you'll be better able to overcome them. You can:
Ask for support and/or motivation by finding an accountability coach. This is a valued friend who will check in with you.
Ask for ideas or advice from a past colleague or manager.
Whatever you do, don't depend on family to be these for you. That's a very difficult spot to put them in. Their as scared and frustrated as you are. It is, however, very important to keep them updated on what you are doing and how your search is going. Don't lie. You can let them know you are frustrated/discouraged/mad and would like their emotional support. Be careful about asking for more than that.
If you need professional advice, expect to pay for the good stuff. Remember, you get what you pay for. Ask other people in your profession for recommendations on finding a career coach or other professional help. If you are depressed or experiencing anxiety and it doesn't feel right, you might need to engage in some professional counseling. Don't be afraid or embarrassed to ask.
Remember to always take care of YOU. Positive thoughts spawn positive results. Trite but true!
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.