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Sixty-Seven Percent of Candidates Think About the Job Search Six Months Prior to Actively Searching

Sixty-seven percent of job candidates think about looking for a new job within six months before actively searching, according to CareerBuilder’s 2012 Candidate Behavior Study. Throughout those six months, candidates are consulting multiple sources to research opportunities and potential employers. For example, 84 percent go on search engines like Google, 53 percent visit company websites, and 54 percent look at company social pages. Again, this is just a handful of sources job candidates consult when considering a new job – before they even apply.

These results convey exactly how important the candidate relationship management [CRM] is to the overall recruitment process in order to keep your pipeline of talent engaged and interested in opportunities with your company.

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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.


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