I've been looking for a new job for about 6 months now. I've sent more than 100 applications. I've participated in more than 15 interview processes. In several cases, I got to the fourth or fifth stage but was always rejected. I got two offers but one was so unattractive that I turned it down, the other was at a super small company I couldn't be sure of - I turned it down too.
A few "objective" factors may play a role in my lack of success. I am living abroad and using my second language when applying, which I speak fluently, but which does influence my chances. (My application documents have been checked several times by specialists and they are ok).
Secondly, I'm mainly applying for jobs where women are in minority. In the course of 15+ interview processes, I've met about 40-50 interviewers in all. Maybe 3-5 of them were women.
My "objective" skills (education, former employment, software skills, etc.) are really good compared to other people, and yet I never get the job.
I have several years of post-graduation experience, which however lies in several areas. (I normally applied for a job in area A, which turned out to include tasks in areas B and C). I first applied in A, then extended it to B and even C. Still nothing.
I would love to get some professional advice on my options now. However, I've had only bad experiences with career advisors so far. They normally don't understand the fields I'm applying in (consulting, PM, analytics). They always gave me advice that I could have googled myself. Things that can help people who go to interview in stained jeans and trainers and talk about their admiration for Satan but not people who have some common sense.
Where can I find a good career advisor?
I'm in Western Europe.