Want the short answer for how to look for a new job while still employed? It’s fairly obvious: you do so very carefully. With today’s level of technology—specifically social media—it’s much easier to let the cat out of the bag than it ever has been.
Last month we discussed how you should go about preparing for an interview. While we touched on “doing your homework,” today we wanted to delve a little deeper into the subject.
Moving up can be harder than ever before. You can’t waste time hoping opportunities will fall in your lap, or that simply doing your job will translate into life-altering financial rewards. You have to make sure you’re doing everything in your power to position yourself for a coveted promotion.
When the time comes for a job interview, most candidates are bound to get butterflies. It’s only natural, no matter how prepared you are. However, one way to feel more in control during the interview process is by slightly turning the tables.
While the initial relief of landing a new job offers momentary relief, that triumphant feeling is often short-lived. Now that you’re sitting at your desk, working away, the reality sets in: now you have to perform, and live up to your résumé. With the 90-day performance review looming on the horizon, “settling in” quickly isn’t an option—it’s a requirement.
Progressing within your company starts by looking in the mirror: have you done everything you can to advance? Achieving mandated and personal goals, working well with teammates, and showing leadership skills are just a few ways to climb the corporate ladder. However, there are a variety of elements completely out of your control.
When recruiting for your business, it’s always important to define exactly what kind of person you’re looking for. Really, that should go without saying. Still, companies often make the wrong hires, and it can be a costly mistake. There are the front-end expenses of wooing a candidate, the lost costs of orientation and training, and then the toll of budget-sucking severance packages.