Finding a job in a big city?

I have been looking for a job for almost 3 months now and I'm at my wit's end. I search Craigslist multiple times per day, I've searched job sites such as Monster, and I've even sent out dozens of resumes to companies that are not even hiring just in case. When I used to live in NJ (I live in NYC now) I was always able to find a job in a few weeks with very little effort. So what gives? Is there some kind of technique I'm not aware of? A little background on my experience: I have 1 yr retail experience as a cashier turned supervisor, 1 year wholesale fashion experience as an intern turned account executive, and 10 months real estate experience as an agent. I'm also experienced in generic office work through dozens of temp assignments. Never been fired and all of my jobs have been a positive experience. Also, I'm 22 and finishing college which is why I don't have several years of experience anywhere. And I'm open to ANYTHING I'm qualified for. I've applied to retail, wholesale, and every type of office job I've come across. Just to be clear, I'm looking for ANY tips on job hunting in NYC. Maybe there is some offbeat trick very little people know of, I don't know. All I know is all help is appreciated. Thanks!

Asked By: angelfire_121 - 2/22/2011
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I think it's hard for everyone to find a job right now... so I don't think it's you. I have read that the average job search takes about 8 months. NYC has a relatively low job market competition (with one job per unemployed person) so keep at it... More
Answered By: Christine Sadler - 2/23/2011
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Sounds like you need to know God, your spiritual Father, then pray about your life. He can help you live a better life. As God is love, life is primarily about love and relationships in order to have a rich and full life. Also, you need to know God's Son, Jesus Christ, in your life as your Lord and Savior as Jesus died... More
Answered By: lovejesus - 2/22/2011
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