For the past few years, I’ve basically just been sending my resume to anything in the area that I think I could do a good interview for. Mostly ended up being call centers. I hear back from maybe 1 in 6 of them, and of those, it’s a maybe 1 in 4 chance they’ll want to go through the whole hiring process with me. None of them have paid particularly well.
The one I’m at right now is losing the client I work for on October 1st, though they’re trying to keep people around through at least February, so I feel your pain. The key is really, honestly, just to know somebody. I’ve got an interview lined up at a place for this same kind of job, but it pays $3 an hour more than my current job, and it’s only because my mom knows someone who works there now. She’s effectively retired but those connections still help.
It always feels gross to use family or friends as connections for job stuff but honestly it’s the only way you’re going to get noticed. Otherwise you’re just relying on luck. Luck doesn’t do enough though.