Lots of doubts and conversations over the "open to work" badge on's a piece of info that settles it: 70% of recruiters appreciate the visibility on active job searchers, and 18% find the info irrelevant (because they search for competencies not for speed). Only 7% of recruiters fail to understand how networking and talent marketing works, interpreting the badge as a sign of desperation.

I'm more interested in the 70% than in the 7% :)

This is great to know! It seems like everyone has a different perspective on if it's good or not, so having hard data behind it is great info.