My advice- i was laid off 9 years ago.. took me 7 months, but landed a gig paying nearly double! (through networking). Be patient.. Also- this is very important- don't let the search consume you. Send out a couple apps a day, maybe make a few phone calls, and then try to enjoy the free time you have been given. I took my opportunity to hike just about every trail in my county. Nature had a very calming stress reducing effect and, as a bonus, I got in shape. Also got to catch up on reading some books that I never seemed to have time to read. Good luck!