Job Search Strategies While Employed tips

Did you know that job candidates that are currently employed are more desirable that those who are not. Employers seem to believe you are more qualified if you are currently employed, but this article is not about discussing the psychology of employers. Rather, we want to keep our focus on the insider tips and secrets to job hunting and employment searches without your current employer finding out.

There are a lot of career advice and employment opinions about keeping your job search objectives from your current employer, especially during the early stages or at least until you start lining up new work assignments or gain prospective on your current industry demand or job market for those new employment opportunities.

It has been said, you should not inform your current employer that you are looking for a new job, doing so my place both of you in a difficult position. Your current employer could start to seek a replacement for you as soon as possible. If your current employer finds a replacement before you’ve found a job, then you could find yourself unemployed before you find another job, especially if you give notice prematurely. Telling your current employer about your current job search might burn your bridges if you decide to stay. It is wise to keep your job search a secret until you are successful in finding another job.

If you do not want your employer to find out that you are looking for a new job, then it is wise not to use your work email or phone number for the search. No one is suggesting that your employer will spy on you, but keep your work phone and email for work related activities.

On that same note, do not search for jobs while you are on the clock. Even when it seems convenient, one should be wary of job searching while you are on the job. Your employer is not paying you to do that, so don’t. If you have limited resources, consider job searching on off hours but make sure you are not violating any company resource misuse policies. Consider taking a personal day off or you can spend your lunch break searching if you have the ability for some privacy. However, it is simply not a good idea to job search when you are supposed to be working. Try to use your own time.

Office politics, disgruntled employees, or “how dare they” attempt to succeed or improve their career potential. Let’s face it, people talk. If you are job searching and you are still employed at your current job, do not tell your coworkers that you are looking for a job. Avoid posting or broadcasting about your job search on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, or other social networking sites. If you can, try to use former coworkers as references instead of current coworkers.


Self Employment Tips to Improve Your Business Success

Tip #1 – Do Not Make Questionable Decisions that Will Prevent You From Sleeping at Night

In business, opportunities abound to make questionable decisions from which you can profit. This might involve lying about your product or tricking your co-workers. In general, successful people know not to go this route, but instead to focus on making money legitimately and in a way that doesn’t harm or trick others.

Tip #2 – Keep Your Customers’ Best Interests at Mind

Following the general theme of the previous tips, keeping your customers’ best interests in mind is vital. It will not only keep you focused on creating products that they’ll appreciate and use, but it will also keep you satisfied with your job.

Tip #3 – Streamline Your Business Processes

No matter how efficient you think your business is managed, there are almost always opportunities for improvement. It’s just a matter of finding these opportunities and exploiting them to streamline how your business functions.

Tip #4 – Do Not Ask too Much of Your Employees

You might be tempted to squeeze every last cent out of your employees, but instead consider what the successful often do: they try to keep costs low, but at the same time, when they need talent, they pay for it. Keep this in mind when hiring and when giving raises.

Tip #5 – Learn to Deal with and Overcome Stress

In business, stress is inevitable. Competition is everywhere; and it isn’t always obvious what you should do in order to win. If you want to be successful, you have to learn how to cope with stress; and how to prevent it from dragging you down.