Q: How much time should I spend searching for a job?
That's difficult to answer because some people will have a lot of time available and others will have limited time. It can be frustrating spending hours on job search and getting no where. Even when you are desperate for a job, an initial few hours is sufficient and when you set up "alerts" then the time spent per day is reduced. There are other ways to look for a job than trawl the job boards.