While these pay-for-employment sites may be very useful to some, they aren't for everyone. If you find that these programs don't offer you access to the type of job you are looking for, or if you simply can't afford to shell out that much money, Cohen says there are other things you can do to recharge your job search. He recommends forming a "job search support group" with fellow job seekers.
"There are enough folks out there who are not working, so you create a little group that you can turn to and meet with, or even check in daily, so that you maintain a high level of commitment to your job search," he says.
In a bad economy, it's necessary to be flexible, energetic and able to think outside of the box when applying for jobs, he says. "Look at this market and job search in this market as a marathon," he says.