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Re: Job Searching While Employed [Re: Angela J. Shirley] #671084 03/18/11 02:55 AM
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You should always stay on the lookout for greater opportunities, but don't make abrupt moves. Sometimes stability with slightly lower pay may be best.

Re: Job Searching While Employed [Re: Angela J. Shirley] #671090 03/18/11 05:10 AM
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I think keeping your options open is a good idea. I personally can't stand my job right now, so I am looking. I go back and forth on what to do since there aren't many options due to hiring freezes (I work for the government), and I worry about getting in a job that is worse than the one I am in. But in general there is never harm in looking even if you are ok with what you are doing right now.

Re: Job Searching While Employed [Re: ErinDaBear] #671186 03/18/11 07:01 PM
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Thanks TopPicks & ErinDaBear for responding to my post smile

While employed, I have ALWAYS kept an eye open for something else but with today's "electronics" - have grown leery about doing this.

I know they say you can submit your info and they will supposedly keep it "confidential" - but my concern is that suppose this does not happen.

LOL, so there goes the job I have...

Re: Job Searching While Employed [Re: Angela J. Shirley] #671298 03/19/11 01:01 PM
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Welcome Megl & thisiseasycash

Hi to everyone else, good to see that you are talking

I have been a little tied up but am loose now. Ha Ha

Angela, I never stop looking for a better job. I have always been that way my whole life. I am constantly looking to see what is being offered although I spent 15 years at my first job and then changed careers and have been in the same work for the past 15 years.

I would not hide anything just be discrete about how you are applying such as set up a seperate free e-mail to send and receive job related info. Do not put job related info on your facebook that fellow workers and employers can find.

What ideas can you come up with to seek better employment while working your current job?


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Re: Job Searching While Employed [Re: Angela J. Shirley] #671300 03/19/11 01:33 PM
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Welcome TopPicks & ErinDaBear

Hi everyone else

Welcome to the beginning of Spring.

Also set up a seperate blog for job searching info to advertise yourself. Do not discuss your job searching info with co-workers.

It never hurts to keep updated on career info and the job market even when you have a job. You always want to be prepared to transfer your current skills to a more profitable career for your future.

Gone are the days when we hold one job for a life time career. Prepare for the future and change with the times including your career.

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Re: Job Searching While Employed [Re: Gwen - Job Search editor] #671318 03/19/11 04:04 PM
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Hi Gwen:

Thanks for the info and we are glad to have you back smile

Re: Job Searching While Employed [Re: Angela J. Shirley] #671517 03/20/11 11:40 AM
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Thanks Angela

Food for thought:

I once "nickled and dimed", so to speek, one part-time employer against the other to see who would receive my services on a full time basis as I would have to leave one position. The ten cent raise wins... It took me two months to negotiate and the non winning employer got me to agree to continue part-time until I was replaced and after three months they still did not replace me and I had to submit another resignation with a termination date as I was exhausted from working 60 to 70 hours per week and juggling shifts.

As you can see it is always what is in the best interest of the employer not the employee. But either way ten cents is ten cents. The career was the same and the pay rate was the same. The difference was I get medical benefits and a ten cent raise if I play one against the other and it worked.

Always look to see what is being offered in your career area. You never know what opportunity you might have unless you are open for change and looking to see what is available.

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Re: Job Searching While Employed [Re: Gwen - Job Search editor] #671575 03/20/11 06:47 PM
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Hi Gwen:

Yes, I agree with what you are saying. The challenge I am finding is that it is an "employer's" market right now and they know it (lol).

For example, my only child (24, girl) just got fired from her first job which had no benefits. Even with her Bachelor's in IT, working on her Masters online she is so depressed over the job market.

I have suggested (trying not to NAG/lol) that she call the temporary agencies in her area (Orlando, Florida) instead of just filling out their "famous" online stuff. Gone are those days when this worked - hey, I was Queen of Temp Work when I was in my 20's - now 52. Back then I would sign up with as many as I could and whomever called first got me. And as they got to know me, the dollar figure went up. Ended up being stuck on a temp job for ONE YEAR and literally had to quit. LOL, they got attached to the "hard worker" and while it was fun at first, I got tired of the same boring routine. Yes, temping can be FUN and you can get to meet different people and learn new stuff.

Thanks for sharing smile

Re: Job Searching While Employed [Re: Angela J. Shirley] #923927 10/23/17 04:37 PM
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Unless your job is in danger or where you work will close soon or it is a hell I would not do it.

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