This is a difficult situation we faced with my husband. Those who are really serious about finding a job will get creative and proactive. Some possible options include:
-Find volunteer or intern positions. These don't pay (well, some internships might, but if you're asking them to create one for you, it probably won't), but they do provide valuable experience.
-Network. Join boards and organizations, volunteer/intern (see above), let family and friends and friends of friends and family know that you are looking. The more people who know your skills and know you're interested in a job, the better your chances of hearing about leads.
-Set up informational interviews. Contact people in companies your interested in, even if they're not hiring. See if they'd be willing to meet with you. They can give valuable advice, and they will likely think of you if a position does open up
--Take what you can get. Don't hold out for the perfect job. If you're unemployed, you can't afford to be picky or judgmental about jobs. And you never know, the job you thought you'd hate might end up being the perfect job for you. This happened to my husband; he took what he could get figuring that at least it was experience, and he absolutely loves the job