How to Get a New Job While Still at the Old One

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Exercise professionalism at all times. Ultimately, it’s always wise to exercise professionalism, integrity, and respect when looking for and securing a new job.  It’s never cool to bad mouth your current employer during an interview or to your existing co-workers, regardless of how much you dislike your job or your boss.  You don’t want to be seen as a complainer or one who isn’t loyal. Also, whenever possible, you should always give at least two weeks notice before leaving your current employer. It’s best to allow time for transition and most employers will understand this common courtesy. Once you’ve accepted a position and received a formal offer, schedule a time to meet with your current employer to thank them for the opportunity to have worked there.  It’s tacky and cold to just send a resignation letter without first having a conversation. And of course, you’ll want to leave with dignity and class. After submitting a well-written letter of resignation, take the time to thank your colleagues and share contact information.  You never know how those relationships might help your career in the future.

Exercise professionalism at all times. Ultimately, it’s always wise to exercise professionalism, integrity, and respect…

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