I haven't landed a job yet, and have been messed about by two employment agencies.
I've consistently managed to increase my strength training, which is helping to maintain some esteem. Today I did:
Upright rows 44kg x 5, rest 3 seconds then 1 final rep
within 8 seconds pulldowns 60lbs + 3.25kg x 5 reps, rest 3 seconds then 1 final rep
Lunges Bodyweight + 32.5kg x 7, rest 3 seconds then 1.5 final reps
Tricep pressdowns 40lbs x 7, rest 3 seconds then 1 final rep
within 8 seconds Dips Bodyweight + 5kg x 4.5, rest 3 seconds then 1.5 reps.
Generally the concentric contractions are done in a cheat style, with all of the eccentric phases strictly controlled.