5 Secrets to a Finding a New Job When You’re Still Employed

As one of Dade County’s leading employment agencies, Future Force knows the end of the year is a good time to start your job search – so you can kick off a new job in the New Year. But if you’re already employed, it can be a challenge to keep it all top secret. How can you do it? Start by following these tips:

#1: Keep your search outside of work.

Don’t bring your job search tasks into the office by using company resources to work on your resume or make copies. If you get caught, your boss will find out about your search, plus it makes you look dishonest. Instead, if you have to take or make a call or send an email, do it from your personal phone on your lunch time or during a break. For the most part, though, strive to keep your job search and your current job separate.

#2: Network…carefully.

When you’re in the midst of a search, one of the fastest ways to find out about new jobs in Dade County is through networking. However, if you’re currently employed, you have to be careful who you tell. After all, you don’t want it to become well known among the office that you’re potentially on your way out. So keep the situation as private as possible. Also, only network with those you know you can trust.

#3: Be strategic about interviews.

If you’re constantly coming in late or leaving early, your boss is going to wonder. Instead, try to schedule interviews before or after work. Many hiring managers are sensitive to constraints of your current schedule, so may even be willing to interview you after hours. If they can’t, though, consider using a personal or vacation day and trying to schedule as many interviews as possible on that day.

#4: Continue to work hard.

If you’re searching for a new job, then there’s a reason. However, don’t let your work quality slip just because you’re no longer happy at work. Instead, continue to work hard and perform your best. Remember, you don’t want to burn any bridges and you might also want to use your current boss and co-workers as references in the future.

#5: Don’t resign until you have an offer.

You might think you have an offer. But don’t officially give notice until you have a formal job offer in hand. The last thing you want to do is quit and then have a potential offer fall through. It’s best to be patient and wait for everything to be official before you take action.

Need more help with a confidential job search?

Call the experts at Future Force. As one of Dade County’s leading employment agencies, we can connect with you top jobs – and top employers – in a variety of fields, all in a confidential manner. Contact us today or search our Dade County jobs now.