Where is the path?
Detours or Dead Ends
Jobs posted on multiple job boards and by multiple search firms will generate dozens or hundreds of candidates who can be sorted by GPA alone;
A realistic path
Make a plan
a. What kind of problem solver am I?
b. What kind of problem do I want to solve?
c. Who can pay me to solve the problem?
(2) Follow with common-sense market-based research: “Wishin’and hopin’ and thinkin’ and prayin’” was on the juke box in my junior high. It is not a research plan.
(3) Embark on a gut-suckingly realistic review of the credentials and behaviors needed to get hired. Ask people you respect for a frank and candid evaluation of you and your credentials. If you don't have what you need and you have an opportunity to add to your credential pile, are you willing or able to acquire them? If you don't have what you need and there is no path to acquiring those credentials, make a new plan.
(4) Understand your financial obligations. The miracles of universal payments "capped at 10% of income" and "forgiveness in 10 years" are good ideas that may or may not be funded in your lifetime.