The adage that finding a new job is a full-time job remains largely true today. Even with the imbalance between the number of jobs available and qualified applicants, the process can take weeks or months.
For most job applicants, recruiters are not breaking down the door or ringing the phone off the hook. To find the best job for you is going to take a lot of hard work. It can be a full-time job.
Four to six months for many jobs is common. It can take longer for senior leadership roles.
Yet the majority of job seekers spend two to three hours a day, four days a week. If you made that level of commitment to a new job, the chances of keeping it would not be good.
You need to treat your job search like your new job.