Be patient and don't rush...Take even a PT job that may lead to a future FULL time job... Pick a job that is right for YOU not about the money etc...you can always make $$ but a good job fit is best. Network and ask around who is hiring ...try job fairs, employment agencies etc.
Be honest and be yourself. Just watch out when you get into your 50s your employer does not try to dumb you down. This goes on everywhere. They do not want to pay you your deserved retirement benefits by getting you to quit.
Six months ago I posted this How Robotic Automation is Changing the Job Market, Should US Workers Be Concern?
Robotic automation is bound to change the employment landscape. ... “Robots Could Steal 40% of US jobs by 2030. The report offers five conclusions: Increased automation leads to more jobs. As employers add automation technologies such as robots, job titles and tasks are changing, but the number of jobs continues to rise. Tomorrow's jobs require skilled employees.
Robotics is advancing rapidly and robots are almost able to act like normal people. This generates a lot of interest but, obviously, also intimidates the uncertainty. Some experts in the field predict a society where robots and human beings coexist in parallel. Read more..