Every Thursday like clockwork the latest job numbers are reported with follow-up comments. Stocks invariably tumble. I don’t have a magic answer as to how and when things will improve but what I do know is….

While you can’t control most of this, you can decide NOT to get caught up in this weekly ‘gloom and doom’ event. I know dozens of people across different industries who have gotten job interviews and others who are starting new jobs now.

The future of job search will be even less about applying to job boards and more about networking, attending events, joining job support groups and having follow-up conversations with as many people as possible along with a LinkedIn presence.