Are you unhappy in your current job? Or maybe you feel as though you could take on more responsibilities but you have advanced as far as you can in your current role. How do you look for a new job while you’re still employed in a medical environment? Before you start, there are a few things you should know to make your search confidential and effective. Let’s take a closer look.
Don’t talk about it.
It might sound like common sense, but a big mistake many job seekers make it talking to their coworkers about their search. Even if your coworker is your friend, it is important that you keep this information under wraps. You never know how far the information could travel, and that could negatively impact your current work situation and your search moving forward.
Be conscientious of work hours.
Yes, it may be true that a potential employer needs to schedule a meeting during business hours, but be cautious about how often you take time away from your current job. Too many absences can raise a red flag and become an issue for your current employer. Be honest with potential employers. If they’re interested, they will make it work.
Don’t engage in self-sabotage.
Self-destructive behavior can also impact a perfectly good job search. Face it, you may be looking for a new job because you are unhappy in your current one. But if you allow your work to be impacted by your change in attitude, you can find yourself unemployed faster than you were expecting.
Don’t use office equipment.
Do you need to print resumes or call or email potential employers? Don’t do it from your office. Even if you feel your computer is private, it rarely is within a business environment. Your emails can be reviewed by your employer and they will discover what has been happening. You may also find yourself getting careless and leaving the wrong information in plain sight. It’s best to handle this kind of work outside of the office.
Plan your references.
It is also important that you consider your references if you’re still employed. You may not want to use your current manager or coworker. You probably don’t even want a potential employer to contact the HR department. Instead, put together a list of individuals you’ve worked with in the past and connect with them. Ask for their permission to provide their contact information to a potential employer.
Are you ready to take the first steps to finding a new job?
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