How to Job Hunt while still Employed

Unlike in previous years, the current job market is being driven by the candidate. There are multiple opportunities and perks available for people who are looking to take the next step in their career.

However, searching for a new role while still employed can seem daunting. That’s why we’ve listed below our top 4 tips to help!

Consider Your Options

Before you start searching for your next role, it’s essential to consider what it is you’re looking for.

The past few years have drastically changed people’s priorities when it comes to work. Would you be more inclined to accept a remote working role as opposed to a hybrid approach? What aspects of your current role do you want to continue developing in your next position?

With an industry as fast-paced as technology, it’s also important to examine trends within the space. What skills are most in-demand? How do your expectations relate to the role’s businesses are currently hiring?

Recognising what it is you want in your next role and how that compares to the skills/experience businesses are looking for, will help you to narrow down your search and not waste time on roles and processes that don’t work for you

Utilise Your Network

Research suggests that over 80% of roles are filled through networking. In fact, LinkedIn highlights that 80% of professionals consider networking vital to their career success.

Once you know what role you are looking for, reach out to your network. But don’t just contact everyone. Discretion is fundamental when looking for a role while still employed. Experts emphasise not posting your CV to job sites as this could be seen by your current employer.

Reach out to people you know and trust.

Reach out to a Specialist Recruiter

Another key resource that shouldn’t be ignored when finding your next role is specialist recruiters.

One of the main benefits about working with recruiters, especially specialised recruiters, is that they are known in their industry. Businesses frequently come to them with their hottest jobs, and they have access to clients and companies who might not even be advertising their roles externally. Choosing to work with a recruiter means you also gain access to these unique opportunities.

For more information, check out our recent blog that discusses why you should be using a specialist recruiter in 2022!

Be Organised

Trying to balance your current job with finding your next role is challenging. It’s important not to neglect your current job but still have time to research and interview for other potential roles. The key is to get organised.

Create a schedule and block out time for searching for your next opportunity. Schedule interviews before or after (depending on when you are most productive) the workday; this will allow you to stay on top of your current workload.

Are you a talented tech professional looking for your next role? Reach out to our specialist recruiters today!

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