I know this has been covered extensively, but I've been on a job hunt for a while now, and I have to say it is tough out there!!!
At first I was holding out for my "ideal" job. But now I'll be happy to take what I can get just to get my foot in the door.
I'm not even a new grad seeking my first job. I've got six years' experience, several certs, and excellent references, and I'm still putting in multiple applications with no calls back!
A lot of positions are being filled by internal applicants, and I've been applying outside the system I'm currently employed in, so that's part of it. If I were to apply for a transfer within my current system, I'd probably have another job by now....but I want to relocate, and my current system doesn't own any facilities where I want to move to.
But sheesh, I'm sure glad I'm not a new grad out there trying to find something!