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Friday, April 13, 2012 - 1:45pm

WORKING: Finding Work While Working

Updated: 5 years ago.
It can be a tricky dance when you’re looking for a new job while you still have your old one. Brandon Smith suggests going on job interviews on your own time and only telling your current boss if you think he or she might be helpful in the search. (Photo Courtesy of Michael Lokner via Flickr.)

Experts agree it’s often easier to look for a new job while you already have one. But having a job while conducting a job search can be tricky: Do you tell your boss you’re looking or is it best to keep it a secret?

Brandon Smith outlines how to make that decision and shares some of the nuts and bolts of transitioning from one job to another.

Brandon Smith teaches about leadership, communication, and workplace culture at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. More of his advice is on his blog and at And while you’re there, ask him your workplace or career question. We might use your question on a future radio segment.