One of the big don’ts in searching for a new job is insulting your most recent employer.
That holds true when in interviews with a potential new employer and when conducting your job search.
It’s in poor taste to openly search for a new job while at work, which can lead to other repercussions if your employer wasn’t aware you are looking to leave.
Here are some tips on how to conduct yourself when in the hunt for a new position:
Take advantage of private moments. The Wall Street Journal reports that many employees who can telecommute make good use of the days they work from home.
If possible, schedule interviews for your days off. Lunch breaks also offer a clear opportunity.
Keep it quiet. Don’t talk to co-workers about your job search. Gossip spreads quickly.
Assume your employer monitors what you do at work. Don’t use your work phone, computer account, fax machine or e-mail. Use a cell phone to field interview calls, and just step away from your desk to somewhere private should you receive a call at work.