2. Things have changed
Most of us are used to working at one job for a long time. We
didn’t have to job-hunt unless we got laid off or moved to a new
The new-millennium workplace is different. We always have to
keep one eye on the job market. Things can change at any
You can be employed for a long time and then lose your job
unexpectedly. Or, you might dislike your job a lot and need to get
a new job before you quit the old one.
3. We all need to know how to conduct a
Stealth Job Search now!
4. A Stealth Job Search is a job search
that you conduct while you’re working
at the old job.
5. If you’re going to take the time and trouble to
launch a Stealth Job Search, shoot for a job
that’s a step up from the job you have now!
6. What does “a step up” mean to you?
A step up could be a new job that will let you
learn a lot more than you’re learning at your
A step up could mean a job with more growth
potential than the job you have now.
A step up could mean a job where the people
‘get’ you – and therefore deserve you!
8. Step One: Set Your Direction!
Don’t start flinging resumes and job applications out into the job market
until you take a critical step:
Set your job-search direction!
Decide how you’re going to brand yourself. You don’t have to brand
yourself for the same kind of job you have now.
Can you re-frame your current job (and your past jobs)
to emphasize a side of you that your current job doesn’t utilize?
No better time than now! A job search is a new start.
9. Think about what you love to do,
what you’re good at
and what employers will pay for.
That’s your career sweet spot!
10. What should your
job-search direction be?
Read LinkedIn profiles and scan the job ads
On Indeed.com and SimplyHired.com.
Look at your career options. You have lots of talents.
Why not use a few more of them on your next job?
11. Now, brand yourself!
Let’s say you’ve been an HR person. You always
liked the technical side of HR. Now, you want to
be an IT person. No problem!
When you write your new Human-Voiced
Resume™ for your stealth job search, you’ll
emphasize the IT aspects of each of your past HR
jobs. You look like an IT person already!
(Because you’ve always been one, under the
13. Job Search Channels
As a stealth job seeker you can’t go to job fairs
or tell the whole world you’re job-hunting. You
can’t apply to ‘blind’ job ads that don’t identify
which company is hiring. That’s okay!
You can still work with recruiters, use your
network, and apply for jobs by contacting your
hiring managers directly. You can send them
your Human-Voiced Resume™ together with a
letter called a Pain Letter™, through the postal
14. How do I find my hiring manager at
16. You don’t have to keep a job that doesn’t grow your flame.
You can bring your whole self to work!
17. Help! I could use some
guidance on this stealth job
The 12-week virtual course “Job-Hunt While
You’re Working” launches on the first Saturday
of every month. It’s a self- paced course. You can
work on the lessons whenever it suits you.
If you’d like to move through the lessons
quickly, you can have them all delivered to you
Check out the course “Job-Hunt While You’re
Working”at this link!
19. Step out there!
The new-millennium talent
market requires us all to
grow new muscles.
Reinventing Work for People