The Dundalk Eagle

Suc­cess of Pas­sive Can­di­dates

- Business · Career

No mat­ter what in­dus­try you come from, you likely pos­sess trans­fer­able skills to make a dif­fer­ence in sec­tors on the rise. And as al­ways, pro­fes­sion­als who are em­ployed ver­sus un­em­ployed re­main a hot com­mod­ity in to­day’s mar­ket.

Re­cruiters and hir­ing man­agers are drawn to work­ers who cur­rently hold down full-time work and who may or may not be look­ing for new work. Th­ese pro­fes­sion­als are called pas­sive job-seek­ers and are sought after because re­cruiters don’t have to guess what led to their most re­cent job loss because they are still ac­tively em­ployed. So as you con­sider leav­ing your cur­rent com­pany for bet­ter pay, more flexibilit­y or en­hanced sta­bil­ity, read on for some tips on how to suc­cess­fully ex­e­cute a job search while still work­ing full-time.

Why Do Em­ploy­ees Quit?

There are many rea­sons work­ers leave their jobs. Check out th­ese sta­tis­tics from a re­cent OC Tan­ner re­port:

• 79% of em­ploy­ees who quit their jobs claim that a lack of ap­pre­ci­a­tion was a ma­jor reason for leav­ing.

• 65% of Amer­i­cans claimed they weren’t even rec­og­nized one time last year.

• 60% say they are more mo­ti­vated by recog­ni­tion than money.

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