It can be awkward to job hunt
while you're still employed. Always worrying your boss might find out you're
looking for a new job, but here are some tips to help you keep your current job
safe whilst looking for a new one.
Don't Act Differently at work
It sounds simple but when you are looking for a new job it's
normally because of a problem you have with your current job, so it’s
important that you don't start slacking off! It may set alarm bells off for
your manager and could affect your future reference. It's also a good idea to
keep different clothes in your car or bag if you have to go into work
before an interview. If you rock up to work looking extra smart even
though you said you're going to the doctors later it can draw unwanted
attention to your absence.
Keep It Separate
have your work email or phone number on your CV. It’s better to only use
your personal accounts, you don't want to risk someone seeing your
emails or answering a phone call about another position. You should also not be
searching for jobs on your work phone or computer, keep in mind that most
companies can monitor website usage.
Keep it on a Need to know basis
Job hunting when your employed should be on a need to know
basis, this means you shouldn't let anyone at work know you are looking for a
new job. We all have friends at work but by telling a co-worker you could be
jeopardising your employment and potentially your co-workers too!
Be Discreet Online
Social media is a great place to investigate
companies and their job opportunities, but before you do it would be wise
to check your privacy settings to make sure people who follow you won't get
updated about your activity.
Why are you looking to leave your current position?
This is a question you need to be prepared to answer as it is very
likely that anyone interested in employing you will ask it. Have a think about
what you're looking for in your next role, and what is missing from your
current role. Do you want more responsibility? Do you want to
work somewhere with more progression? Do you work somewhere where you can
learn more? The answer to the question will indicate to a potential new
employer what your priorities are.
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