This article is a response to this question asked on Reddit on how to handle job hunting and interviews without causing issues or endangering your current position. Give it a read and let us know how you would handle this tricky situation.
Once you are in a 40-hour/week position, how do you carve out time for job hunting, if you don't want to do it on the job? If you want a new job, while working your old job:
Don’t Scour the Job Boards at Work - Your employer can see what you’ve been searching for online, even if they’re not standing directly behind you, based on your search history. Do your job researching and hunting at home.
Try to Work Around the Present Job Schedule - This can be easy if you work the night shift or odd hours. However, if you work 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., taking a long lunch to interview or scheduling a phone interview after hours may be your only option to work it into someone else’s job schedule.
Be Picky About Taking Days Off - Choose only the top jobs to take a partial day off for, and say you have a dentist or doctor’s appointment as your excuse for personal time off. This way, you lose less time off work, but you still can interview during the work day.
Keep in mind that new grad jobs may require a series of interviews, so pace yourself and try to fit them into vacation time or days when you’re not working. Sick days can be hard to justify and if they find out you were interviewing and lied, it could mean your dismissal.
Don’t forget to sign up with online boards, like FirstJob.com, to keep an eye on new jobs when they get posted.