Believe it or not, it can be a little awkward to search for a job while you already have one, but everyone does it at one point or another in life. Just remember to job hunt in secret so you will not be labeled as a flight risk around the company.
So, here’s some helpful tips to job hunt in secret:
TIP 1: Don’t check out from your day-to-day work – When you are job hunting make sure you put time and effort into your daily work. Never slack off in the office, but instead continue to give your all in all until you find your dream job.
TIP 2: Don’t use your boss as a reference – Another important point for job hunting is not to use your current employer or boss as a reference, especially if you’re still working there. If you need a reference use a trusted coworker who is familiar with your work and can vouch for you.
TIP 3: Don’t use your work computer – It is never a good idea to job hunt using your work computer. That includes, but not limited to working on your resume or just reaching out to potential employers. There’s a good chance this goes against your company’s computer usage policy. In addition, if you’re applying to competitor companies, it could be a legal issue as well.
TIP 4: Don’s shout about your plans on social media – This is a simple reminder, just don’t post information related to your job hunting efforts on social media, keep it secret.
Make sure to follow these tips the next time you decide to job hunt. Also, make sure you’re doing your job hunt on your own time, using your own devices. Then, your boss won’t know about your job hunting efforts until you have an offer in hand and a resignation letter ready to go. Simply put, keep your job hunt in secret. Good luck!