"Throw it up against the wall and see what sticks" does not count as a job search strategy.

Many of the most frustrated, overwhelmed and bewildered job seekers I talk with share a job search strategy.

It is called the "Throw-a-bunch-of-random-and-passive-search-tactics-against-the-wall-and-see-what-sticks" strategy.

Heard of it?

Using it?

How's it working if you are?

I'm guessing not well, not well at all.

You must, must, must have a game plan.

Without one, you will flail. You will feel like your throat is closing as you consider your situation. You will waste hours. You will utilize old school tactics that don't work all that well, over and over and over again.

Do you need help pulling together a job search strategy?

I can help you. It's what I'm good at.

I can help you through one-on-one consulting.

Or, if you'd rather take a more DIY approach?

Consider taking a spin through To Whom It May Concern: Or How To Stop Sucking at Your Job Search, the ebook that's designed to help you craft and execute a job search strategy that will motivate you, and move you toward the job you dream about.

And, in honor of back-to-school week? Please feel free to grab a copy at 50% off.

Discount code is: SCHOOL50. Enter it in at checkout any time between now and Friday, 9/9 at 11:59PM PT.

A well-crafted, strategic and active-tactic game plan is what is going to make this thing stick.

Wishful thinking, random effort and lack of understanding over how this game works? Will not.

Let's get you there.

Photo by: The hubs, Seattle Gum Wall 2011