Recent studies suggest that despite high unemployment rates and an uncertain economy, nearly half of the currently employed workers in the U.S. are actively seeking to switch employers. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. Years of pay cuts, forced furloughs, and managers with “if you don’t like it, there’s the door” attitudes have created an unprecedented level of job dissatisfaction.
But the lingering tough economy makes many workers fearful of openly seeking other employment. This presents many workers with a dilemma: how can they look for a new job without jeopardizing their current jobs?