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Feel The Need For Job Hunting While Working? Learn the Tips Here


Many of the people who are employed do not exert so much effort into job hunting anymore especially when they have stayed with the company for a couple of years. Well, it's no longer surprising because you have already felt secured in your job, established friendships with your peers, and maybe you find that your current job is a long term job. But what if you find yourself thinking about making a switch, but you cannot afford to stop working while searching for a new job? Here are some tips you might find helpful to job hunt while you are still employed.

Do not tell anyone you are looking for a job! Not your boss, not even your workmates. Be careful not to use your work email and phone when doing your job hunt. Also tell your recruiters that your job search is confidential.

You also have to make your recruiters aware that you are working full time, so that when they schedule you for job interviews, they can meet halfway with your available schedules. But if you get asked of your reason why you are doing the job hunt when you still have work, then you can tell them about the career growth you are looking for that's not provided by your current company.

Utilize your LinkedIn profile and make sure your skills are up to date so that it would be easier for your employers to find you. Continue expanding your skills while you are still at your current job.

Avoid walking into any job fairs and instead, utilize your network of friends to personally introduce you to other people they know who can probably help you with your job search.

There's really no ideal or perfect time on when you should begin looking for another job but of course, it's a plus when your resume shows you can stay in one job for as long as 7 to 10 years. However, it will still depend on how much you have learned and accomplished in your current job. Just make sure your resume does not show a list of several short-term jobs.

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