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What type of jobseeker are you?

As a friend of The Right Ethos, we know that you are likely to be a campaigner, a communicator, a PR bod, a policy geek, a lobbyist or even a fundraiser. You know that and we know it too, but…  What type of jobseeker are you? According to LinkedIn – 1 in 6 (17%) of all jobseekers are Actively looking for a new job. If it’s not you, take a look around your office and try and guess for every 6 people you see is most likely to be an Active jobseeker. It is not just an binary split between Active and Passive, there are 5 varieties of jobseeker – find out more about each type and which one you are below.

There are 2 types of Active jobseekers:


Hunters – 8% of all employees

Hunters will take any job to get out of the one that they are currently doing. They may hate their job. Or perhaps they’re being made redundant. But, it’s time for them to go and they are sending their CVs out everywhere, desperate to move. Does this sound like you? Click here to find out what you should do next.


Searchers – 9% of all employees

Searchers aren’t desperate to move. They are generally jobseekers who have a strong list of successful achievments in their current role, but they are ambitious and keen to move upwards. They are looking for a role to take their career forward and to a level where they have a greater influence on the issues and causes they are most passionate about. Does this sound like you? Click here to find out what you should do next.


Maybe you’re a Passive jobseeker – not actively looking. If so, which of these 3 types defines you the best?

Tiptoers – 15% of all employees


They are not in any rush to move jobs. However, if the right job came up, then they would consider applying for it. They don’t look at job adverts, but if they hear about a job via their networks, then they will investigate it further and assess whether it is suitable for their long term career objectives. They would expect to move in the next 12 months, but there is no rush. However, they will act straight away as they understand good opportunities don’t come along every day. Does this sound like you? Click here to find out what you should do next.


Explorers – 40% of all employees

Explorers are “Not looking, but willing to explore possibilities if it seemed right”. If they were alerted to the job by The Right Ethos, and we were able to market the role and organisation to them, then we should be able to get them interested. This is largely because they can see that they like the organisation, the role is a good next step for them. And we have identified them as having the ‘right ethos’ for the employer. Does this sound like you? Click here to find out what you should do next.

Super Passives – 28% of all employees

They are happy with where they are. They have no intention of leaving. They don’t look at job adverts – there’s no point. They are happy within their current position and feel that the organisation they work for is where they want to be for the foreseeable future. However, The Right Ethos know who these jobseekers are and are aware that on very rare occasions, certain roles within the right organisations can motivate them to read the job description and think at least twice about a new role. Does this sound like you? Click below to here out what you should do next.


Jobs adverts can reach some of the Active jobseekers. But The Right Ethos can reach all Active and Passive jobseekers, vastly increasing the chance of success.

When our clients work with The Right Ethos, we actively use our extensive networks and connections in the charity external affairs sector. We have the largest database of candidates in the UK.   We systematically go through the whole market of candidates on our client’s behalf.  Initially, this means identifying 60-80 possible candidates. We then reduce this down to 15-25 strong potential candidates.   We then are able to market the role and organisation on an individual basis to the best candidates who we deem suitable to work for you. Suitable not only in terms of skills, experience and knowledge – but crucially in terms of their fit and ethos for working for your organisation. We then typically present 5-8 candidates to the client to select for interview.

About The Right Ethos

The Right Ethos was set up after our founder, Jonathan Dearth, had worked in the campaigning sector for 13 years, for campaigning organisations including Amnesty International, Shelter, Liberty and the World Development Movement. It was set up as a response to multi-sector recruitment consultancies moving in on the charity sector, and in particular not recognising that people who work for campaigning organisations are motivated by justice and long term change.