Hi, I'm new here and this is my first post. I currently don't have a job and need something to take care of my growing family -- two kids with another due in two weeks. (Yes, very late start in life on marriage and kids.) For whatever reason, throughout my career I never truly had to worry about having a job...until now. I have a master's degree from an Ivy League institution and, no, I'm not some elitist shmuck -- I worked hard to get that degree hoping to avoid the very predicament I'm in now. I have experienced some success in the marketplace but was asked to resign from a director role several months ago. It was a shock, but I had been miserable anyway, so we decided to take small severance. I did not look for work until after the holidays, since companies typically don't do much hiring around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Now it's almost March, and I have nothing to show for it. I've been in management consulting for most of my career, which paid the bills but also made me miserable. I fell into consulting because I appeared to be intelligent, could do some analysis and research, and can create and give good presentations. Now, it feels as though time has caught up with me. I have applied for several positions and either don't hear back or get a rejection letter. My skills don't appear to be particularly marketable, and my age isn't helping me. I could try to get a more menial job making roughly half my old salary, but that would still require relying on savings. My wife is willing to go back to work, but that would mean allocating a pretty significant chunk of her income for daycare. I know it's a first-world problem to have, but I was hoping to be able to provide for my family and allow my wife to be home with the kids until they're well along in school -- a few years away. Short of someone offering me a high-paying job on this anonymous message board, I'm not sure what I'm hoping for by posting here. Just sharing my lament and predicament with the world. Thanks for reading.