A lot of us talk about and practice to say no, which is perfect. Setting boundaries is the best thing for you and the best gift you could offer people to teach them how to treat you.
It is equally important for your career. Just because you are looking for a job switch or new clients does not mean you should offer yourself to anyone and everyone desperately. Have your conversations and use your intellect to discern, whether this is a right fit.
Let grace and self respect never be compromised because you were in need. Because when you start treating yourself with the respect you desire from others, right people will automatically land up to you.