A lot of individuals feel that they have no control over their job search, that they following established steps or that they face difficult/impossible odds. Having this type of attitude will only hurt & hinder your efforts. Yes, a job search can be difficult but you can gain control over it. Even if you don’t realise it, you control a lot in your job search. What goes into your material, when to change things etc. There are things you can control and you need to find & realise what they are to help awaken you that you have power & control in your job search. As for the impossible odds, you have the same chances as everyone else but if you looking to improve the odds, then you got to develop your materials the best you can and be ready for interviews in the best possible manner.
The job search is not a static entity. If never stays the same meaning that what works for one job, never works for another. The techniques used are also developing and evolving depending on the industry and jobs. One important aspect that you must realise and understand it that there are always methods that will work, YOU just have to discover them. Never be afraid to re-examine the job search methods you are using. Is there a better a way you could do things? Are there methods you could adapt to suit your needs? In the end, it’s your job search so look for the ways that will help you and suit the industry and jobs you are applying for.