Definition: Passive job searching occurs when someone who is currently employed is open to hearing about new career opportunities, but does not actively seek out and apply to specific positions.
Passive job seekers may (and should) keep their resume and LinkedIn Profile updated and may engage in casual networking with colleagues and friends at other companies.
Passive job seekers may also set up job alerts on job boards and set up accounts on job search websites and social media such as LinkedIn, Google+ and Twitter.
In passive job searching, the employed worker waits for employers to contact him rather than searching and applying for jobs like an active job seeker.
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