Do These 3 Things If You Are Job Hunting Whilst Working Full-time

It’s often said that getting a new job requires the same amount of dedication as going to work full-time.

So how the hell are you going to dedicate time to getting a new job when you are already working?  The below are 3 things that you can easily do to get your job search on the right track without making it obvious that you are about to quit.

1 – Turn off notifications on your LinkedIn profile

The very first give away that you are on the job search train is that your LinkedIn profile changes.  If you have notifications turned on then you will post every time you make a change to your LinkedIn profile.  Obviously this is not a good idea (and besides, its super annoying).

2 – Start a relationship with a great recruiter or 2

Having a recruiter working with you is definitely going to help you get a great new job.  Recruiters who are good at what they do are an absolute asset.

3 – Take annual leave to help you get started

If you have any annual leave available then it might be wise to take that leave and use it to get your job search started.  I know that this is going to be a controversial statement, but if you are on the hunt for a new job and decide to quit you will be entitled to a payout of any un-used annual leave anyway.

Bonus tip – Tell your manager.  Seriously!

If you have a good relationship with your manager and you feel that they would understand the reasons behind you leaving then you should tell them.  They will likely have suspicions about you looking for a new role anyway.  If you tell your manager then they will be able to support you and maybe even offer some advice.  If you don’t have a great relationship with your manager or if you are leaving for reasons that they wont understand then this might not be the best option for you.

If you’re on the job hunt and want to learn a little more about what it takes to land a great new job then read the following blogs from Y Executive.

Resume tips – https://www.yexecutive.com/5-reason-your-resume-is-rubbish/

Interview tips – https://www.yexecutive.com/you-need-to-do-these-five-thing-to-land-a-great-new-job/

What to wear to a job interview – https://www.yexecutive.com/how-to-style-yourself-for-your-next-job-interview/

Following up after the interview – https://www.yexecutive.com/3-post-interview-essentials/

Skye London

Career Coach | Career development | Job Search

Skye London is Co-founder and Lead Career Coach at Y Executive. With a passion for coaching and extensive experience in all things recruitment Skye has developed a reputation as the go to person for help with your career.
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