Why do you apply to jobs without having a clear goal? Do you go car shopping without knowing what you want? Do you play a sport without knowing where the goal posts are, where the boundaries are on the court, or where the golf pin flag is? Here are the bad things that can happen without a clear goal in your job search: You won’t get to the interview stage, you won’t do well in the interview if you do, and you will waste time. So many job-seekers tell me how frustrated they are.