Do your research
Now that you’re already in the workforce, you know what works for you—and perhaps what doesn’t. This knowledge can not only help you find a job that’s a good fit, but it can also help streamline your job search, saving precious time. Pick a day—over the weekend or take a day off from work—to get yourself organized. Rework your resume to reflect the accomplishments you’d like to highlight and update your LinkedIn profile. Select a few target places where you think you’d like to work, and search the job listings on their website. Reach out to any colleagues or friends who may work there to get the scoop, and use sites like Glassdoor.com to check employee reviews and salaries. Plus, steer clear of these resume mistakes that could cost you the job.
Keep things separate
The golden rule here is to keep your job hunt separate from your current work. Obviously you don’t want to let the search interfere with your responsibilities at work (that’s an easy way to burn bridges, even if you loathe your company), but don’t look for jobs while you’re working, and try to schedule interviews for before or after work. And never ever use a work computer to search job listings, because all that activity can be traced, according to US News. Your work computer is property of the company, so they have access to everything on it. Here’s how to know if you need a career change or just a job change.