My client was laid off from his most recent position. Ever happen to you? Has happened to me. Sucks!
We built him a fancy sports car, (think Lamborghini, Porsche, Aston Martin, Ferrari) sometimes called resume and LinkedIn profile. He drove it around midtown with my networking advice. He picked up a contract position. Not ideal, but this is a tough market.
He worked hard and 6 months later became a W-2 with benefits. Sometimes the indirect way is the best way!