Marlborough, MA (PRWEB) January 01, 2012
Employers have legitimate concerns regarding the safekeeping of important company information and also the time wasted by employees spending more time preparing for their next interview than doing their jobs.
With more than 66% of employers monitoring employee use of the Internet (according to an American Management Association study), great care needs to be taken to prevent job loss while job hunting.
Top 10 Stealth Job Search Tips
1. Don't openly job search. That's a good way to get fired.
It's called a "stealth job search" for a very good reason. It needs to be very low profile. Don't share job search plans and progress with colleagues or co-workers. "Loose lips sink careers."
2. Job search at home. Not at work - not even during "personal time."
Employees have no guarantee of privacy - even during their "personal time" at work, during breaks or at lunch time. Many employers monitor use of e-mail, Web surfing habits, voicemail messages, and even use of services like personal Gmail accounts.
3. Use a personal or other non-work e-mail address to for job search.
Using a current employer's name, address, and phone numbers as contact information is a very good way to blow a job seeker's "cover," and makes it impossible to stay in touch if the job seeker leaves or loses their job.
4. Follow employer "social media use" and "Internet use" policies.
Employer policies should define what is acceptable and what is not. If the employer has them, smart employees pay attention. It is not safe to assume that a lack of policy means an employer doesn't care or isn't paying attention.