How to Stay Engaged in Your Job While Looking for a new one
Mar. 30, 2018
Whether you had a job before completing yourÂ health careÂ training program or graduated from Concorde and are looking toward making your next vertical move, looking for a new job while youâre employed must be a well-choreographed tango. Knowing how much to share with your current employer, how and when to search and navigating scheduling interviews are just a few of the steps that must be coordinated to avoid a big spill. Our Graduate Employment Specialists on each campus can serve as trusted guides through this process while you're in a health care training program at Concorde.
Staying Engaged while Looking for a new jobPublic job search resources do exist for a reason. You are not wrong for using them, but you need to know how to use these tools in a way that wonât create problems down the line should you accept a new opportunity. Hereâs how to stay on good terms with your current employer while searching for a new job:
- Communicate with your employer about your current career goals.Â Many companies would prefer to keep a good associate rather than hire someone new and go through the onboarding and training process.If youâre unhappy, and itâs something that could be addressed, give your current employer the opportunity to make changes!Â Are you wanting to take on more responsibility, break into a new area of the business or are having issues with a co-worker? Be open and honest! You may be surprised how much a simple conversation can accomplish.
- Use discretion on job boards and social media.Â Remember that your boss,Â co-workersÂ or other persons in your network can see what you post. Think twice aboutÂ what you say onlineÂ during your job search.For instance, you will not want to make comments about your plans to find new employment on your personal social media pages. If you are on LinkedIn, you should limit what your current boss and coworkers see as much as possible.
- Do your job search on your own time rather than your employerâs time.Â Under no circumstances should youÂ use your work phone or company emailÂ to correspond with prospective employers. Limit the numbers of days you request off as well when searching for a new job, and do not tell your employer that you are asking off from work for a job interview.
- Think twice about using your current boss orÂ co-workersÂ as a reference.Â As you move through the interview process, you may be asked to provide references. Most hiring managers donât mind if you skip current coworkers and supervisorsÂ and use previous positions instead. Itâs best, even with your closest work confidant, to keep your search under wraps to avoid any unnecessary scrutiny.