Don’t jeopardize your current role
Interviewing for a new job can involve a lot of interviews, phone calls and distractions. If you’re already in a position, you could be asking for trouble if you’re current employer finds out you’re looking for a change. To avoid any red flags, tell your potential new employer about your situation. Ask them if email will work for communication, instead of phone calls. If you need to meet face-to-face, ask if they could set up a time before work, or after hours. This will draw less suspicion than long-lunch breaks or suddenly frequent “doctors appointments.” If you need to do multiple interviews, ask if they can all be scheduled in a single day and take the day off your current job to take care of them. You don’t want to hurt your position at a current job hoping for a new one. Luckily, most potential employers will do their best to understand and accommodate.