Some of us are highly practical, always evaluating pros and cons, considering eventualities, and sticking to "best practices"; others are quite idealisitic, preferring to live with abundant hope, a deep trust or faith in people as well as in higher powers, and not accept realistic limitations.
The best job search, however, must balance pragmatism with idealism.
Pragmatic aspects include devoting plenty of time, researching what works best and customizing these to fit our nature, resources, and responsibilities. Idealism, which means "striving to achieve one's ideals" and ideals means "a perfect model," comes into play in keeping the momentum going, and a desire to see the job search to fruition.
Balancing both benefits the job seeker: pragamatism provides a structure and idealism, energy.