I cannot tell you what will work for you, but I know what worked for me. Here is a summary of my process and how I went from zero opportunities, closed doors, and lack abounding, to where I now have several doors wide open, several offers of both employment and partnerships in my own ventures.
Step 1- I changed my geography. (Obviously, I asked God, seeking His place for me and my family) and then I refined that search. I found the larger geography, then narrowed it down to a county and finally to a suburb and then a street. Focused in on the larger region first, then narrowed down to the smallest detail.
Step 2- I looked at what skills I had, and where those skills would take me. I was lacking in skills. My visions, dreams were of bigger stuff, but my skill set was not going to take me anywhere near that place. I began a process of searching for the career path that would meet my goals, financial, free time, and activities I enjoyed. Once I found the career path, I examined what skills I would require and started to study. All the while I was working a dead end job, studying non stop, taking exams and putting my resume out there. I also contacted people in the industry I wanted to be in and found out what skills they valued, and what worked and what failed.
Step 3- I kept on knocking on doors, researching and refining my search. Finally, I zoned in on the exact skill set, exact career path and exact company I wanted to partner with; not work for, but partner with.
Today, I have had three telephone interviews, two in person interviews and am on my way to my third. The most exciting aspect - I have several open doors. Open wide doors, with substantial offers of financial support, mentorship and programs that will set me up for life. More importantly I will finally be able to leave an inheritance to my son.
I hope this in some way encourages you in your search.