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Candidates Actively Search for Jobs Despite Being Employed


According to research from, 41% of job candidates search for jobs on a daily basis despite being employed.

The data has revealed a new job seeking culture that sees the line between active and passive job-hunting blurring. Jobsite conducted research with over 11,000 users, and found a number of those surveyed were still regularly searching and applying for jobs despite being permanently employed.

“We’re seeing more candidates keeping a look out for roles while already employed, which leaves a lack of distinction between active and passive job seekers,” Sean Phelan, head of user experience at Jobsite, said. “This suggests developments which streamline the job-hunting process are resulting in it no longer being the arduous task it used to be, making it easier for users to find their ideal roles.”



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