An active candidate is someone who is actively seeking out new employment. They are ready and willing to move into a new job. Active candidates may be asking around for roles, looking on job boards, and applying for positions. A sign that someone is an active candidate is if they have recently updated their LinkedIn profile or CV. This often means that they are getting ready to apply for jobs.To reach active candidates, you must make it easy for them to find your roles. Post roles on job boards, update your careers site, and create an excellent job description.