There myself. I boast of 20 years legal experience and have a paralegal degree. Still doors shutting in my face. Is it not common courtesy to respond to those who applied for the job when an employer ran an ad? What is wrong with employers today? Becoming a paralegal honed my ability to write; maybe I should try to get published and switch careers.
I'm an accountant also. What I have been doing during my down time is starting an accounting and financial management business. But how successful can it be if I no longer have the funds to support it? Besides, it is something I can do part time, that is if I'm gainfully employed again.
Why don't you get started on that. It will ease your mind off the obious. And who knows where it may lead. There are some online companies that will pay for your knowledge. Check out about.com. Also, go to Tory web site (or GMA and read her articles) there she list other on line businesses.