The Difference between Passive Candidates vs. Active Applicants

Passive Candidates, Active ApplicantsYou may have heard the terms passive candidates and active candidates before. Staffing agencies such as Symphony Placements look for candidates in both categories.

Active Candidates
Active candidates are those who are actively searching for a job. They may be scouring job boards, searching social media, or networking through friends. They are in need of something new. Active candidates are looking for an open opportunity for a number of reasons. They may be unhappy with their jobs because they aren’t paid enough or aren’t given enough responsibility. They may be feeling insecure at their jobs, because the future of the company is uncertain. Some candidates may be unemployed. What’s interesting, however, is that 25% of active candidates are employed full time.