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If you have already checked intra company transfer and nothing is working and you have now decide to seek a job outside the company, First call you would need to take is to decide whether to resign now or wait until you’ve found the other job. If you wait, you don’t have much to lose. Getting a job with another company probably won’t be easy, so start looking while you’re still working.
Remember, You’re more attractive to prospective employers if you’re still working.
Executive recruiters used to shy away from job hunters who were out of work, but they are less likely to now because of the job turmoil of the last decade.
A problem in conducting a search while on the job is that you have to do it on the sly. You have only a limited amount of time to carry on your search, so you get less exposure and you may have little success. Don’t underestimate the amount of preparation you’ll need for a good search.You must have a clear view of what you’re looking for, develop a top-flight resume, and have a good plan.
Once you’re well prepared, start your job hunt campaign with a limited number of contacts (your closest friends in influential positions, plus a few selected recruiters). Ask several of those friends for their suggestions,
and ask that they be candid critics and if they’ll allow you to meet with them several times. When you make your first contact, your job is at risk. You just won’t know what the relationships each of your contacts might have with your boss or other people in your company. Expect your search to get discovered within one to three
months of your seeing people outside. Therefore, select your contacts carefully, emphasize that your search is confidential, and be patient; job searches often take six months and can take years or more.
Be careful about choosing to leave during an economic recession. Obviously, the job market will be in turmoil and fewer companies will be hiring. During a recession, put your energy into improving your performance on the job so that when the market improves, you’ll have better credentials for making a desirable change.
When you walk out the door for the last time, leave the most favorable impression possible. You may be frustrated and tempted to tell key people off, but don’t. It’s shortsighted, in spite of the temporary personal satisfaction you may get. You have a lot to lose in terms of favorable references from your company, the goodwill of your associates, and the word getting around outside the company—which can only hurt your job search.