If you’re considering an advanced degree, especially because you’re having trouble finding a job, read “The Grad-School Bubble is Set to Burst” (The Atlantic, July/August 2013). This isn’t meant to scare you; it is meant to urge you to do your “due diligence” before committing time and money to another degree.
Investigate programs by talking with current students and recent alumni, look at follow-up employment statistics (often available through the school’s career services office), and incur as little debt as possible. There’s not much worse than having an advanced degree, owing tons of money, and being underemployed.
If/when you do pursue your next degree, make sure you take full advantage of your education–not just in the classroom. Get to know your professors and classmates. Get as much career-related information and exposure as you can. By expanding your connections and experience base, you’ll be better positioned to find employment that rewards your investment.