Each day, there are hundreds of uplifting online posts regarding career management and job searching that extoll the value of easy-to-follow steps to success. Do this or do that, and you will land your dream job.   

Nonsense. Those posts may “sell well,” but they do not reflect truth. 

You are not the only one who wants that specific job or the only one with that dream.

What will you do if you compete against hundreds of other job seekers who want precisely what you want? Smile because you rely on five or 10 easy steps to career success?

Finding a job is not easy. It takes extraordinary effort. There is robust competition for the best positions. Frequently the odds are more than 100 to one.

Learn the fundamentals of today’s job search market, get up early, stay up late, and out-hustle your competition. 

That’s the truth.