I graduated with two bachelor degrees in urban planning and geography in May 2009 and have since been unemployed (living with my family members). I've searched all over from city positions, county, etc. to law firms, among other places. With my geography background, I've taken a growing interest in seeking a career in GIS which I obtained a certificate in at Arizona State. I've begun to self-learn other programs directly related to GIS such as various programming languages. I can't seem to even have potential employers look at my resume after submitting it through an application or other such as email, fax or letter.
What can I do differently? Can you offer any advice for gaining a position in the GIS field?