I recently finished an engineering Ph.D. in the area of heat and mass transfer. I graduated from a top-ten engineering school. I have average publications but I am only 25 years old and know I have a lot of potential. Both my grad and undergrad GPA > 3.8. I have been looking for a job for almost a year and I have found nothing. I have applied for everything: postdocs at universities, industrial jobs, faculty positions, national laboratory jobs, postdoctoral fellowships, and even financial analyst positions. Literally I have sent out hundreds of resumes and made many dozens of phone calls. I have done my best to seek help and advice from my contacts and personal connections. I had two very successful internships at national laboratories and I have great relationships with many professors. However, I have not been able to find a position. I know my resume is solid and my interview skills are at least average. In 2007, after I got my Masters, I applied for five jobs. I interviewed for every position and received several offers. I decided to forgo the offers and pursue my Ph.D. Right now the major problem is that I can’t even get interviews. I am so frustrated. I am also tired of writing proposals only to see them rejected with no explanation. I am on the verge of bankruptcy. I cannot pay my bills. I have been making less than $1300 a month working part time. My credit gets worse and worse. I had to have an emergency surgery a couple of years ago and I have many unpaid medical bills. At this point, I am worried that when I do land a job offer I will be denied the opportunity because of my abysmal credit. I am confident that I am a great candidate. I really need some anonymous advice. What am I doing wrong?