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How do you job search while still on the job?

Candidate: "I don't feel confident broadcasting my 'open to work' status on LinkedIn because it could sound alarms at my current job." 🚨😕

This is a dilemma many professionals grapple with: how to discreetly job hunt without hurting your ongoing professional commitments.

If you're in this situation, it's time to think of yourself as your own network hub. It's time to become extra proactive in your job hunt by considering these these strategies:

1️⃣ Research First: Identify 10-15 companies recruiting for the roles you're interested in. Go up to 20 or more if needed.

2️⃣ Find People Not Portals: Discover the hiring manager or recruiter for those positions within the target companies.

3️⃣ Prioritise Direct Contact: Instead of applying through LinkedIn, consider reaching out directly, either via a phone call or email. This not only puts a personal touch but also ensures discretion.

4️⃣ Organise and Follow-Up: Maintain a log of your applications and interactions, ensuring you stay in the loop and timely follow up on your prospects.

5️⃣ Network Outside of Work: Attend networking events or industry meetups. Don't be shy to tell potential employers to keep it confidential.

6️⃣ Optimise interview & searching time: Conduct your job search during non-work hours. Prepare time in your schedule for interviews with potential employers.

Remember, while platforms like LinkedIn are invaluable, creating your personal outreach and network can sometimes offer more discrete and tailored opportunities.

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