Even if you consider yourself a passive job seeker, think about establishing a relationship with a career counselor before you find another job opportunity. The more communication you can have with a tech recruiter, the more likely they will fully understand your goals. Once establishing a forthcoming relationship, a busy tech recruiter can better remember you when they find an opportunity that aligns well with your goals during your passive job search.
In addition, a career counselor will gather a pool of potential companies actively hiring that may not be listed in regular job listings. Companies typically hire tech recruiters to identify and attract top-level candidates for highly desired positions. To successfully find these candidates, employers understand that most of them will not be active.
The most qualified candidates are those that are passive, employed and using their skills on a daily basis. Furthermore, they are a valuable asset to their current employer due to their ability to excel. Lastly, a tech recruiter knows it is very important to keep the job search confidential until they have found a position that is desirable to the candidate and outweighs the benefits of the current position.