If you want a new job, the time to get your resume and cover letter done is now. Once the holidays begin, hiring will slow until January.
If you've taken time out of the workforce to care for family, especially a special needs child, list it on your resume as an experience!
No persistence and persistence without adjustment are folly, but persistence with adjustment will get u everything u want in a job search.
To stay out of the "maybe" pile, when applying for a distant job, state in your cover letter that you are willing/planning to relocate.
Check out this TV interview with Your Edge for Success' Katherine Akbar on the inner game to get a great new job fast: tinyurl.com/ydd7qagq
Your resume should be a living document. When you achieve something big, add it. When you apply for new jobs, tweak it to make it fit best.
Many people submit their resume for dozens of jobs. Instead, apply for 10, but make each one a job you'd love with a unique cover letter.
Top cover letter mistakes: 1) Not addressing it to the right person. 2) Not tailoring it to the job. 3) Making it all about you. 4) Puffery.
When you put your resume on ZipRecruiter, they shrink it, which can make it look carelessly formatted. Always check how it looks to others!