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5 Rules To Keeping Your Job Searching Secret

Author: TMS Talent

Published Date: 2017/10


The biggest fear of job seekers is being found out by their current employers that they are looking for a new job. So keep your job searching discreet and unknown by others by following these 5 simple steps. 

Keep the seaching to yourself

Hopefully your colleagues are your friends, but do not make the mistake of talking to them about your job searching plans. Gossip spreads in any office and although it may not be intentional, there is a risk of someone letting it slip. 

Don't be tempeted to do your job searching in work hours

Do you job hunting in your own time and not in work hours. It may be tempting to have a quick look at available jobs whilst at your desk and while no one is looking, but do you really know that no one is looking. Don’t run the risk, browse and apply for jobs in your own time.

Be aware of Social Media

Avoid posting or updating your status in regards to your job search or interviews on social media. A lot of people forget they have connections with colleagues and can be found out by such a simple slip up.

Dress Appropriately

If you have an interview before or after work and you are not normally suited and booted, don’t go to work in your interview attire. Take a change of clothes so you don’t raise suspicion.

Maintain your work performance

Although your mind may be on your job search or your impending interview, don’t let your performance at work slip as this can arouse suspicion from colleagues and managers that you are looking for a new job.


Follow these simple steps and you won’t be found out until you have signed your new contract and your resignation is ready to go.