Out of work does not mean “on vacation.” Some people make the mistake of easing into their search, but as the gaps on their resumes get bigger, they panic and take the first job offered to them. Be disciplined about your search and treat it like you would a job. Set aside a structured amount of time each day and designate a quiet place to conduct your job search activities. Make sure you update your profile on Linkedin.
Tailor your resume to some extent to the job you’re applying for. Highlight things that you’ve done or skills that you have that are on the list of required’s and preferred’s for that job.