Career Advice

How to Look for a New Job While Employed

Job Upon October 10, 2019

Chances are, you will find it less stressful to look for another job while you're employed. After all, you will be able to collect your paycheck while taking your time to find the job of your dreams. However, there are still some challenges that you will need to watch out for.

In general, recruiters and companies prefer working with candidates who are still employed. The reason is that still-employed candidates tend to have the most up-to-date skills. However, it can often be logistically difficult to apply for jobs while still being employed. After all, you won't be able to use company time to look for a job. Read this article to learn more about how to look for a new job while employed.

1. Update Your LinkedIn Profile

The first thing that you should do update your profile on LinkedIn. While reviewing your resume, a potential employer or recruiter will take a look at your LinkedIn profile. 

There are several things to keep in mind as you edit your LinkedIn profile. First of all, you don't want your current employer to find out that you're looking for a new job. Therefore, you should turn off notifications. That way, your network is not made aware of your profile updates. Don't add the tag "looking for a new job" to your profile. Finally, the skills that you list and update should be consistent with the type of work you do for your current employer.

2. Don't Post Your Resume on Job Boards

Job boards can be a great way to discover new job opportunities. However, if you post your resume on a job board, there is always the chance that your employer will come across it and find out that you're looking for a new job. Therefore, if possible, you should focus on coming across new opportunities via networking. You can also use job boards as long as you don't post your resume.

Looking for a new job while employed is generally a good position to be in. However, there are some caveats that you should keep in mind. For more information about how to look for a new job while employed, don't hesitate to contact us.