I listened and now I'm broke and jobless. There are lots of jobs open in my field, library and higher education. The problem for me is two-fold, timing and experience. Since I hold a doctorate I am mostly "over-qualified" for a lot of entry positions in higher ed, like Academic Affairs or Student Affairs, but since I've never worked professionally in higher education I'm not really qualified for anything other than entry-level. In the library field, I've worked in both school and public libraries but it is the beginning of the school year so school jobs are filled and with the economy, many cities are placing holds on open positions until after the new budget year. I would love to move to into an Academic library but again without professional experience, I'm left a bit in nowhere's land, too educated to start but not experienced enough to fill a non-entry-level position.
I am also running up against something new with this job search: "We are waiting for a bigger candidate pool to start reviewing applications." While I don't know if this is a real line or just something people are telling me to get me to stop calling I don't know but it is a line I'm getting quite a bit. People with ALA-accredited Masters degrees in Library are few and far between. It is a graying field with high demand. If you aren't limited to where in the country you want to live ALA Joblist has over 4,000 openings! If you are looking to go back to school I highly recommend looking into library studies but make sure the program is ALA-accredited!
So once I get a job I'll make sure and post about it. I'm trying to keep my head up and understand that job searching takes time. With children and bills, I am beyond stressed but I also believe, feel, and know God's timing is always right so I'll breathe deep and have faith.