The Do's and Don'ts of Job Searching While Employed

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By Jada A. Graves

When you start one job, it's expected that sooner or later you'll leave it to begin another. And yet, few people – or few practical people – leave an old job voluntarily before finding a new one. Most of us stealthily search for a new placement while still keeping up appearances at our old one. Well, "stealthily" is a stretch – in reality, we're botching up our reputation while making a sloppy and obvious attempt to find new work.

Here are some do's and don'ts for finding a new job when you still are working hard at your current gig.