Job searching while you’re employed

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Job searching while you’re employed

  1. 1. Job Searching While You’re Employed Don’t jeopardize your current job! Presented by: www.thebeehive.org
  2. 2. <ul><li>It is always better to look for a job when you’re already working. First, because you have the stability of a steady paycheck. Second, because people who are employed are more desirable than people who aren’t. </li></ul><ul><li>But remember, </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t want your boss to know you’re thinking about leaving. </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t want to loose your job before you have another one. </li></ul><ul><li>Here are tips for looking for a new job while you are currently employed. </li></ul>The Basics… Presented by: www.thebeehive.org
  3. 3. 1. Don’t Discuss Your Job With Your Co-Workers <ul><li>If you want your job search to remain a secret, don't talk about it. You can't expect other people to keep your secret if you can't keep it yourself. </li></ul>Presented by: www.thebeehive.org
  4. 4. 2. Don't Use Your Work Telephone or Email <ul><li>Employers sometimes monitor phone calls and email. Use a personal email account at home and use your cell phone for job searching. </li></ul>Presented by: www.thebeehive.org
  5. 5. 3. Don't Job Hunt on Your Boss's Time <ul><li>Your boss is paying you to work for him . Use your own time, like your break or lunch hour, to do anything related to your job search. </li></ul>Presented by: www.thebeehive.org
  6. 6. 4. Don't Job Hunt on Your Boss's Dime <ul><li>Use your own paper and your own printer to make copies of your resume. Use your own postage to mail them. Your current boss should not be financing your job search. </li></ul>Presented by: www.thebeehive.org
  7. 7. 5. Make Job Search Calls Away from the Office <ul><li>Don't make job search related calls in an area where someone may overhear you. </li></ul>Presented by: www.thebeehive.org
  8. 8. 6. Schedule Interviews Before or After Work, or at Lunchtime <ul><li>If you leave the office during the day, your boss may know something is up. If an employer can't interview you during those times, take a personal day. </li></ul>Presented by: www.thebeehive.org
  9. 9. 7. Be Careful About How You Dress <ul><li>If you normally dress casual for work and then suddenly come into the office dressed up for a job interview, your boss may be suspicious. You may have to find someplace to do a quick clothing change. </li></ul>Presented by: www.thebeehive.org
  10. 10. 8. Use Former Employers as References <ul><li>Explaining to an employer that you can't use your current employer as a job reference because you want to keep your job search confidential for now should not harm your chances of getting a job offer. </li></ul>Presented by: www.thebeehive.org
  11. 11. This presentation has been brought to you by The Beehive . For more tips on job searching and other topics, please visit: www.thebeehive.org

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