does that limit you to word of mouth and advertised positions where you can send out your resume?

What about cold calls? How do I make them as discreet as possible? Call during break time?

Any more tips? Thanks.

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6 Responses to “How do you job search while you are still employed?”

  1. margaretfong2 says:

    Advertised positions and sending out resumes are done during lunch time especially if you have a Kinkos near you. Also cold calls is done during break time. Good luck.

  2. 123abc says:

    Go out to your car on break or lunch and make calls using a cell phone. Check out Monster.com, Careerbuilder.com, Hotjobs.com. Check out local college job listings.

  3. 86Mets says:

    post your resume on monster.com. potential employers call you. Although I did not get a new job, I got plenty of calls and even interviewed a number of times, however, nothing came close to what I was making now and the vacation time they were offering wasn’t sufficient. You are in a pretty good position as far as jobs go, if the offer isn’t up to par, just keep working at your old job till something else comes along. Good Luck!

  4. Laurie D says:

    Very carefully!

  5. jpbofohio says:

    Do not use the company’s e-mail address or FAX number for communication with any other companies. Use a generic Yahoo address for your e-mail address; make sure it is a professional sounding e-mail address as well. Not all employers are interested in hiring someone with an e-mail address of “MyNameIsSatan@yahoo.com”.

    Be careful applying to a blind announcement where you do not know the companies name receiving the resumes—it may be your boss getting the resumes.

    If you are doing a good job and you are a valuable employee let your boss know that you need or want a promotion or raise. Most employers do not like to go through the hiring process. It is worth it to give a raise to keep a good employee rather than having to hire and train a replacement.

    If you are not a stellar worker, do not let the boss know that you are looking. They may make your decision to leave or not easier by firing you first.

    Good Luck!

  6. Job Search Pro says:

    The best way – BY FAR – to find a new job is by networking!

    Much better to be openly networking with colleagues and potential clients (who are also potential co-workers and employers) than trying to run a sneaky job search. Better impression on the future employer as well.

    Networking doesn’t need to be scary or demeaning. It’s just being social, which is good for your health as well as your personal and business lives. Not a fast solution to a job search, but the best one.


    If your employer should have someone attending the local Chamber of Commerce meetings, but no one will go. Volunteer!

    Join the local chapter of a national professional organization and attend the meetings.

    Join the local chapter of your college’s alumni association and attend the meetings.

    Once you’ve joined a couple of organizations, volunteer to be on a committee or to sit at the meeting “check-in desk” to greet everyone who comes to the meetings. Wonderful way to meet people and become known to them as well.

    If you circulate your resume, protect your privacy! Limit the contact information on it to your name, a job-search-only e-mail address (like MJSmithCPA@yahoo.com or MJSmithSalesPro@yahoo.com) and your cell phone number. Disguise your current employer’s identification (IBM becomes “Fortune 50 multinational information technology company”).

    Collect business cards. Write the date and location you met (including the organization, if appropriate), and then keep track of the information in a physical card file or contact tracking software (on your own computer, not your employer’s!).

    Carry and distribute business cards, either your employers or your own.


    Don’t assume that, as an employee of a US company, you have any right to privacy. So, using the company’s computers to send e-mail and visit job sites is something which may easily be observed and tracked by an employer, and often IS observed – at least by medium and larger ones. To be safe, do your job search at home with your own computer.

    Don’t openly post your resume on a job site or Craig’s List for everyone to see. Use the privacy options or, if there aren’t any privacy options, either don’t use the site or use the privacy recommendations above.

    Don’t use a “resume distribution service” to send your resume to recruiters (allegedly) or to post it on hundreds of job sites. They give you no control over who sees your resume, and it could end up in your manager’s inbox.

    Don’t give someone your employer’s business card after an interview or in a job search. Give them your own personal card (easy and cheap at office superstores) with your job search e-mail address and cell phone number.

    Cold calls are, largely, as waste of time in a “secret” job search. How will you make the calls? What if someone wants to call you back? Which number should they call? People have had their job search “outed” when a call back is answered by the boss or someone else in the office.

    Networking is good not only for your job search but for your career and your social life. After college, this is the pool of people where you will probably find your next best friends.

    Good luck with your job search!