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Looking for a new job and don’t want your employer to find out? You are not alone.
➜ 80% of my clients express the need for confidentiality.
They have good reason. Based on my HR experience, once an employer knows you are working on your exit plan, they will start to work on your replacement.
Statistically, counteroffers are only effective up to 16 weeks and the reason(s) an employee wants to leave are typically not ones they can resolve.
Here’s 5 ways to keep it under wraps...
🔷 If you speak with a recruiter, a prospective employer or someone in your network, ask them to keep it confidential.
🔷 Job search from home and off the clock. Don’t leave a trail on a company email or phone during work hours.
🔷 Keep your footprint out of high volume search agents. Instead apply directly on the company’s website.
🔷 Maintain your regular schedule and office attire. Avoid increased time off for interviews, networking events, etc.
🔷 Keep your social media void of content regarding work dissatisfaction and gradually update your LinkedIn profile.
If your employer finds out and asks you about it? Be honest and prepared to discuss “why” in a way that is data driven, neutral and makes sense.
This will help you exit on good terms.