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Posted by: Company Fusion

13th Jul 2017

How to Job Hunt when you're still Employed

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 

Don't 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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