Professionals Constantly Hunt for Their Next Job

Professionals Constantly Hunt for Their Next Job

Professionals Constantly Hunt for Their Next Job

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74% of workers are either actively looking for a new job or are open to such opportunities.

The concept of a company lifer is passé, as professionals are constantly seeking out their next career opportunity, according to a survey from CareerBuilder. In fact, a significant share of workers will look for a new employer shortly after they start working for their current one. Chalk it up in large part to the wealth of information about job openings on the Internet. "Digital behavior has blurred the distinction between an active and a passive job candidate," says Brent Rasmussen, president of CareerBuilder North America. "Workers are regularly exposed to new job opportunities and are willing to consider them. They may not leave their jobs right away, but they're keeping aware of possibilities and planning for their next career move." It certainly doesn't help that more than half of workers say they feel as if they "just have a job, not a career." More than 1,075 full-time workers in the United States and Canada took part in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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