I want to leave my current job!

We get asked this all the time.  “how do I go about searching for a job, when I have one already?”This week, I spoke with a couple of candidates who approached me confidentially to discuss a possible career move.  Note – I said “career move”  vs  “job”.  So many people go through life dissatisfied with their careers and don’t do anything about it!  When approaching a professional recruiter, they(the recruiter) will want to know where you are in the thought process.  I usually ask people – on a scale of 1 – 6 ( six meaning you will leave any moment) where are you in the process of leaving your current employer.  This crystalizes your time frame for making a dcision and that is important – especially to a recruiter who might be working with clients who have immediate or pending needs. Take stock of your career right now.  Where are you on that scale of 1- 6?  If you are anywhere near a 4 or 5 or 6 then get to work!  Start writing down things that are important to you when making a career move.  Name the top three things that are important to you so that you don’t get confused when faced with mulitple job offers!