DMD & Associates | The Employed Job Search
The ultimate tips and tricks to job searching while you are employed in order to assure you protect your reputation and relations.
There are several reasons why professionals start looking for a new job while they are currently employed; they may want to transfer into a different career field, they may have been informed of an upcoming layoff, or they may not be the best fit for their position. your reason, use these 8 great tips to protect your reputation, relationships, and income as you enter the job search.
1 ) Keep your job search separate from your work. Never search for jobs at work or using any resources that belong to your current employer, even your work email address.
2) Do not gossip to your coworkers. Avoid discussing your situation with your coworkers both inside and outside of work as it is unprofessional and can also create negative feelings.
3) Update your schedule. You will have to reschedule you personal time to dedicate to your search. If you are not able to properly search for jobs with your schedule, consider taking some vacation time to focus on your efforts.
4) Select your references. Unless your current employer and coworkers are aware of your job search, do not include them in your references.
5) Inform prospective employers. When interviewing with prospective employers, politely inform him that you wish to keep your search confidential.
6) Be honest. If questioned about your efforts, always be honest. In addition, provide your employer with proper notice once you do find a new job.
7) Stay focused. Do not allow you job search to distract you from your current responsibilities. Always perform at your highest level.
8) Keep it positive. Never criticize your current employers, this will make you appear unprofessional and can cause irreparable damage to relationships. Instead, maintain a positive attitude about moving forward.