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The job search has morphed into something very different than what it was five, even three, years ago. The job market was in the gutter for so long, and is still trying to get itself out, but things are looking up slightly. Those currently holding a job are actively seeking out better ones. In fact, an infographic from states that 7 out of 10 workers search for new opportunities on a routine basis. Remember the passive job seekers you try to target? Apparently that concept is becoming obsolete.

Employee retention has never been more important! 69 percent of workers say that searching for a new position is part of their regular routine and 35 percent are preparing for their next job within weeks of starting a new one. On top of that, the generational differences between job seekers also changes the job search up. 83 percent of Millennials are willing to relocate for a new position while only 58 percent of Baby Boomers are willing to do the same. This is likely due to Baby Boomers already being rooted with a family in a particular location while Millennials are still young and starting their career. Take a look at the infographic below to see how the job search has changed over the years and how you can change your hiring process to snag top talent.

The New Job Hunt

Nicole Nicholson

Nicole is the Content Editor for Spark Hire and mainly writes for and edits the work for the Spark News blog. She graduated in 2010 with a BA in Journalism from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. She has a passion for writing, editing, and pretty much anything to do with content. In her free time she frequents the Chicago music scene and writes reviews on shows for her own personal blog. Connect with Nicole and Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter


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