I’m absolutely enthralled by Peter Weddle’s newsletter today, in which he takes on the not-so-easy task of pointing out that a job search is really work.

In “You’re Only Kidding Yourself,” he says that recent studies found that unemployed professionals were spending only minute amounts of time per day looking for work–less than an hour per day, despite facing an uphill battle that demands plenty of time and resources.

This, he says, is less time than most people spend watching TV or showering. Unbelievable!

His major points were as follows:

“Whether the economy is in recession or firing on all cylinders, whether you’re starting out in your career or have years of experience under your belt, whether you’re a skilled tradesperson or a senior executive, looking for a decent employment opportunity is the hardest job you will ever have.

It will take every bit of knowledge you can muster, every insight you can gain, every piece of wisdom you can acquire, and even then, it will take pluck, determination and plenty of hard work.”

Well said! To read more and sign up for Peter’s newsletter, visit Weddles.com (which I wholeheartedly endorse in How to Get Hired Faster.)