There's no question that times are tough right now, and jobs seem to be few and far between, and the ones that are available are being snatched up quickly.
At Washington County's Department of Job and Family Services' annual job fair, it was easy to see just how competitive today's job market really is.
"I think it went well. I saw some prospects there, so I'm excited," Palmer said about her talk with an employer.
It's that confidence that those looking to hire really noticed.
"She had a very open personality, she asked a lot of questions and that's what we're looking for," Marlene Dalton, with Suddenlink Communications, said about Palmer.
The fair was full of people looking for a good job, but employers say with more people looking for jobs than actual jobs available, it's important for those job seekers to put their best foot forward.
That's just what Palmer is doing, no matter how stressful her situation is.
"I have no income, so it makes it very difficult. I've gotta pay bills," she said.
All while finding herself in an unfamiliar territory.
"I've always been employed. I've either gone from one position to another, so this was very very scary," Palmer said.
But not scary enough to send her running in the wrong direction.
"Until I can find employment, and I'll be out there pounding the pavement until I do," she said.
Keeping her chin up, and not giving up when the competition is high.