Post # 1
I’m told it is a lot easier to find a job if you already have one, but not knowing how long I need to stay at my current company is driving me crazy. I’m curious, how long did it take you to find your next job in the current economy? Do you have any tips on how to go about interviewing while working 9 hours a day? Any advice from people working in non profits? I could use the moral support! Thanks!
Post # 3
In first year university, I took a break from work, and it took me two months to find a job for that summer. When I was moving to a new area, and applying for a job while still employed, almost every single place called me back. When I moved, I was hired immediately, after being offering several jobs. I definitely recommend staying at your job. It shows committment and dedication- that you are not a quitter. I can’t help with your other questions, but good luck!!
Post # 4
Non-profits = no profit = lower pay, usually without a lot of salary increase.
I had to take vacation/sick days while interviewing for other jobs.
Post # 5
It took me 8 or 9 months. But I was also making a complete career change (regulatory affairs to laboratory researcher). If I was sticking with my same industry, I don’t think it would have taken nearly as long.
I did a lot of phone interviews by taking my cell phone outside and sitting in my car (during a break or over lunch or something). I had to take a couple of sick/vacation days for out-of-town, in-person interviews though.
Post # 6
I’m still looking – but I’m also relocating so that might be the issue. This economy is rough, I would say you should expect to stay at least another 6 months. As for interviewing, you’ll have to come in late or leave early or take extra long lunches. My friend does this. She isn’t actively looking (if she sees something of interest, she applies, but she’s not dying to leave her office), but when she does look, she just comes in late and brings a change of clothes (suit to interview, biz casual to office). If you’re not telling your job, then say you have Drs appointments.
Post # 7
I’ve left one job for another twice now. Each time took about 1-2 months. But that was of active, every single day, sending out resumes. I did some interviews during lunch if it was close by or on the phone. Other times, I had to call in sick, 911 doctor appt, etc. Its tough but worth it!
Post # 8
Thank you ladies for all the responses. It’s helped me fight the urge to manically walk out of the office! Hopefully employers will be ok with skype interviews though, I might be too far to come unless it’s for the actual job….