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By douglas168 ·
I am interested in job hunting. I currently have a 8 to 5 network admin job.

Should I tell my current boss that I am going job hunting so that I can have time off during the day to go on interviews?

Or should I not break the news to my boss and tell him once I found one I like and give him 2 weeks notice?

Appreciate any other info!

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by Elaine D. In reply to job searching while worki ...

If you would like to stay where you are, but would like some changes, try to initiate that discussion with your boss, but not in a "I'm walking if you don't fix this" kind of way. If you're sure that the best thing for you is to go, try not to wasteanyone's time: find something new and go.

I just changed jobs and didn't feel like I could tell my old employer that I was wanting to make a move and didn't have the luxury of being able to take a week or two off... so here's what I did.

I did most of my job hunting and applications on the Web and through email before and after work.

I checked my emails and home phone messages at short breaks and lunch and made longer return calls and phone interviews during my lunch time.

I scheduled face-to-face interviews during my lunch hour and let my boss know that I was needing to take a long lunch that day to run some personal errands and offered to stay late that day to make up the time.

I had a 2nd interview that lasted a half day, so I ended up

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by douglas168 In reply to job searching while worki ...

Appreciate the comment!

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by Elaine D. In reply to job searching while worki ...

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...so I ended up taking that day off on vacation and scheduled another interview for the same day.

I tried to be discrete and respectful of my employer's time. I found that interviewers were understanding of the obligation to my current employer.

Good luck!
Elaine

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