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New Study: Job search behavior of today's candidates
According to a recent study conducted by CareerBuilder, the job search behavior of today's candidates is continuously changing, and what candidate behavior really boils down to is digital behavior. The study suggests job searches are now all conducted digitally, with candidates consulting nearly 15 different resources per job search before they even decide to apply for a job:
81% research on social and professional networks, 74% read news about the company online, and 74% explore the company's website. So, by the time candidates get to the application process, they're already engaged and interested in the opportunity with the company to which they're applying. According to CareerBuilder's research, there are three main methods candidates use when finding new jobs: Online Search at 75%, Traditional Networking at 68% and Job Boards at 67%
And it doesn't stop once they're hired. As noted in previous research from other companies, a vast majority of talent is continuously seeking new positions. While 74% of CareerBuilder respondents indicate they are actively searching for a new job or are open to new opportunities (79% for Millennials), 35% say they begin preparing for their next job within weeks of starting a new one an interesting statistic especially in this employment environment.