The Dundalk Eagle
Success of Passive Candidates
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.