I Feel Overwhelmed & Scattered From My Job Search

Sergio Diazgranados Career Strategist


I feel so overwhelmed and scattered from my job search. What should I do?

Dear Job Hunter,

If you are feeling scattered and overwhelmed from your job search, it’s probably because you don’t have a strategy in place; it’s important to have specific goals that you want to accomplish.

Finding your perfect job and building a career you love requires that you:

  1. Know what you want.
  2. Have a clear plan to get what you want.
  3. Understand the sales process (because you are selling yourself).

All too often I get people writing to me asking me questions about how to increase their salary or find a better job, and this all boils down to those three things.

People who make a lot of money and are successful did not get there by accident. They were focused, had a clear strategy, understand how to position and sell themselves, and were disciplined enough to take action every day toward their goal.

So my question to you is this:

  • What do you really want from your career?
  • How do you plan on achieving your goal?
  • Do you understand how the sales process works?

Every choice and action you take right now is affecting where you will be in five to ten years. If you aren’t clear on what you want, or if you are making choices that do not align with what you want, you will continue to feel frustrated at your lack of results.

And if you do not understand how to be strategic and sell yourself to companies, then you are going to constantly attempt “random tactics” of putting yourself out there that will lead you to feeling overwhelmed and scattered from your job search.

The biggest challenge you are going to face if you do not understand how sales works is “anticipation”. In sales, you have to know what to anticipate so you understand how the process unfolds.

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