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Seventy-Four Percent of Workers Are Actively Searching for a New Job or Open to a New Opportunity

Are passive candidates nearly non-existent in today’s workforce? According to CareerBuilder’s 2012 Candidate Behavior Study, 74 percent of workers are actively searching for a new job or are open to a new opportunity.

This number continues to climb when looking at millennials, with 79 percent stating they are either actively looking or open to a new opportunity. In comparison, 67 percent of baby boomers state they are actively looking or open to a new opportunity.

The survey also found that, on average, job candidates consult nearly 15 resources per job search – including company career sites, Facebook, online job boards, employer review sites (such as, professional and personal networks and staffing and recruiting firms – before they even decide to apply to a job.

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Stephanie Gaspary

About Stephanie Gaspary

Stephanie is the managing director of content strategy at CareerBuilder, tasked with creating opportunities to share the CareerBuilder story across job seeker and employer channels. Stephanie, a lifelong learner, holds a Master's in Business Administration and a Master's in Management - both from North Park University and a Bachelor's degree in Art from Bethel University. A Minnesotan at heart, Stephanie has lived in Chicago for nearly 20 years, is the doting mother to two wacky german shorthaired pointer pups, looks forward to her morning run *almost* as much as that first cup of coffee and vows to one day live in the mountains. Follow @sgaspary. Follow @cbforemployers.
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