I was pretty demoralized trying to find work. I eventually gave up and started outright lying on my resume.
First, I went on LinkedIn and found some other goober who had a job that I could BS my way into and stole their job description for my resume. I edited it around so it wasn't exact. Next I deleted my linkedin and purged all of my social media presence and job profiles online. No sense exposing my lie.
Next, is to write on your resume that you were a "contractor." Why a contractor? There's no way to verify via background checks that you actually worked there. Even if they call HR the answer is, "no". To verify you worked there, they'll ask for 1099s. You can fake these easily too. Just match the EIN.
I applied to a few jobs I knew I could do using the resume buzz words I stole from the goober above. Eventually, I got the jack pot of job interviews and found a decent job, heck I still have 2 more job interviews next week. We'll see if they go anywhere.
There isn't a labor shortage at all but a self-imposed one thanks to idiot HR drones and recruitards.
Regarding demands for 1099, "coffee stain" touches are making it look more real, little artistic touches.
It's good to use resumes without a name or with modified name (alias), it's perfectly normal, so that the stuff doesn't float online tied to real name and shows up on some check later.
Remove anything from resume that points to one's age, like education years.
Job descriptions is a matter of pure creativity these days and are only meant to appease dumb HR leeches and managers.
Required years of experience is the matter of the same, creativity and nothing else.
Buzzwords to pass their computer pre-test, they often put resumes through text analyzer to scan for buzz words otherwise a human will never even see it
I've done a lot of software interviews, both as interviewee and interviewer, for big tech, being a good bullsh*tter and, well, a good convincing liar is a key these days and being pleasant and charming under interview stress is another half of the battle.
Sometimes people go 100% BS route and can not walk the walk, and then hire someone to coach them daily and do their tasks, as they start a new job while they have no clue about the tech used, seen this done very successfully.
But honestly, modern US corporate environment is so appalling that it's best to avoid any place where all this BS is required to get in, to begin with.