Archive for May, 2017

How to Find a New Job (Before You Leave Your Current One)

It’s no secret that having a job while looking for a new one is widely regarded as a plus. Employers want good hires, and one of the best ways to do that is to hire an individual considered a good hire by someone else. Almost 73% of employees search for new jobs while they currently have a job. But there are risks in job hunting while employed. Most employers work hard to retain talented staff, and losing someone without knowledge or notice can really hurt a nonprofit organization. It can also hurt your career. If you have decided it’s time to move on, take these tips to heart: Time the news. In most cases, it is not a good idea to immediately share the news that you are looking for a new job with your boss. It’s generally more productive to give your boss as much notice as possible once you get another job, and then to leave in an organized and professional manner. If you feel comfortable, allow your boss (or the person who replaces you) to contact you if there are questions.Leaving a job this way speaks volumes about your integrity and professionalism, and creates an opportunity for…