Didn't notice that this thread was bumped again. Since it's still open, I'll add that I'm back where I started again. Time to go though this BS job hunt crap again. And tbh (I'm not saying this to stir up drama), I S-T-I-L-L not convinced that employers care about skill, but only job experience and your ability to ace the whiteboard on the first try. That's the ONLY way I ever get IT jobs. I almost had a job as a deployment engineer for Starbucks, but I got outclassed by one guy. Soooo close.
Going to go back through the thread and re-discover a few suggestions.
Someone like me would happily take $10/hour job because its already a lot of money per month if you live in India. Avg. income of an Avg. person in India is $1000 per month.
Okay, 17 interviews later, finally got a new job. It pays rather well for a position that doesn't require immediate coding ($70k).
I guess I just had a Vegeta moment for a while there.
$1000 usd/month isn't enough to survive on here, and is considered poverty. In the small town I used to live in, I made slightly less than that. But now, such a low wage is illegal in the US.