Searching for a new job while you’re employed can be a tricky situation. Should you tell your current boss that you’re looking? Should you use anyone you work with as aprofessional reference? Would a perspective employer find it suspicious if you asked them not to call your current job?
While we would love to give you a yes or no answer, it’s simply not that black and white. There are a few things to consider when deciding whether or not to advertise your job search:
How Supportive is Your Boss?
If you are looking for more responsibilities or a new challenge, perhaps your boss can help you find something within your current company. It depends on your relationship with him or her. It also depends on how you’ve witnessed your boss reacting to others leaving. Many supervisors know that they cannot retain employees forever and that people will eventually want to climb the ladder of success.
Will You Check-Out Early?
Will you be one of those employees who starts to let the quality of their work slip just because they’re looking for another job? You may want to consider the fact that it may take you a while to find a new position and you don’t want to be passed over for any new projects, or worse – a raise. Keep your head in the game and continue to do good work at your current position.
If you decide to remain discreet about your job search, you probably should not tell any fellow employees. Also, keep your news off of any social media websites. For two reasons – you boss may see them and a perspective employer may no appreciate your lack of discretion.
Remember that if you’re in Dallas-Fort Worth and looking for a new IT position, callMaxsys Solutions to help you.