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This resume blemish can make you 149% less hireable

Ruth Umoh

Ask almost any talent recruiter, and they'll tell you to look for a new job while you're employed. Doing so not only allows you to maintain a continuous stream of income, but also has larger implications during the hiring process, according to a survey by job site Talentworks . After analyzing a random sample of 6,976 applications across 365 U.S. cities and 101 industries, their study found that people who are not currently employed when applying for jobs are 149 percent less hireable than their counterparts.