Without getting into my whole back story, I was given the opportunity to open my own business at a young age. We did well but ultimately, after almost 5 years of business, I was unable to keep the doors open.
At this point, I find it very difficult to find a suitable job. I love this industry and want to continue with it, its the only work I really know. But I need a job that allows me to support myself. Most privately owned restaurants seem to only hire management from within or by recommendation of trusted friends or employees. The corporate restaurants I've applied with have told me I'm "overqualified" (which may just be a brush off) or that they like to train their own people (I assume referencing my previous management/ownership experience).
Most of the job websites (e.g. Monster, Career Builder, craigslist, et al.) have been relatively unproductive. I've considered hiring a head hunter, but am concerned about the costs included with that.
Ultimately, I guess I'm looking for any suggestions on what to do next!?