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Agree, at least that has worked for me the past 13 years. I am on job #2 in that time and the first one was extremely long - this one will be 5 years. Will have to have a couple more until I can retire though. Used to worry about age and my profession because the stereotypical "hacker" pentester, whatever you want to call me is young. I have about 15 years of experience in cyber though, something purple haired teens do not have, and I remain current because I do this every day.If I lived in Chicago, Dallas, NYC, Washington DC, or some other large metro area, my preference would be to work contract jobs. You can have a contract for 6, 12, 18, 24 months. If it is a short contract and you like the place it may be possible to extend the contract. Because the city is so large you could move from job to job and always have work. Unfortunately I don't live in a large metro area like that, but I still work for a Fortune 400 company as a full-time employee. I have worked 4 times as a contractor though, once for 2 years, another for 20 months, one for 6 months and one for 5 months. I also was placed by a contract firm for a full-time job and I quit after 5 months.
Hang in there, you'll find something.