Finding a New Job While Still Working

Much like the cliché says, it's often easier to find a job when you already have a job. But job-hunting on company time, or even just responding to a job offer, has to be handled with care. The last thing you want is for your boss to find out and sack you before you have even had a chance to find a new job. Or for even your colleagues to find out and think you are a cheeky so and so. Here are some tips to find a job while working without being found out and to leave your job without people thinking any worse of you.

Use your common sense
The last thing you want to do is draw attention to yourself. And with more and more companies monitoring their employees Internet access you have to take some precautions before searching for jobs on the net. Don't send CVs or any personal information via the company e-mail. And don't surf Web sites that are outside the realm of your work duties. If you're visiting a recruitment site five times a day, somebody may start to notice.

If you have to send CVs and cover letters during work time, set up a private e-mail account (your name at brahoo).

Resist the urge to brag
Upon receiving a job interview, lots of us want to run to a nearby co-worker to announce, "You won't believe who just called me!" Be careful with this one. You don't want to jeopardize any relationship you have with your boss. And if you didn't get the job he/she can make the rest of your future there unpleasant.

Don't leave things lying about
Co-workers and especially office gossips love to snoop and will find any thing suspicious that is left lying around. Don't leave phone numbers of companies, brochures, etc.

Leave diplomatically
The first thing to do is tell your boss that you have a new job. If he/she happens to ask how that is up to you what to say but don't be rude or obnoxious. Then tell your colleagues and thank them for making your time there a one you'll always treasure (even if you can't stand the people it is always better to be nice). the last week make sure all your work is handed in, you don't want to leave unfinished business, work hard and do your best to leave a good and lasting impression.

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