Most jobs are not advertised. Only about 25 percent are advertised publicly in some way.
The most effective job search methods help you remain active in your job search and can increase dramatically the number of interviews you can get and valuable contacts you can make.
Traditional job search approaches have job seekers define an interview too narrowly and make obtaining an interview harder than it needs to be.
One of the things that traditional job search methods have in common is that they encourage you to be passive. The result is discouragement and being out of work or under-employed longer than is necessary.
Self-knowledge regarding your skills and interests is an essential element in helping you define just what sort of job you want. If you know hat your ideal job would be, you are more likely to find one that comes close to it.