How to find a "good" job while you are in a bad one.

I have actively been applying for jobs for around a month or so now.


Its hard to dedicate time in after hours with wife and kids and all.


I try to actively connect, maybe it's good or maybe not but after applying, finding connections related to the post on LI and trying to make a direct impression.


I find myself mass-applying often while at work. Not ideal but things are pretty awful where I am currently.


Interviews are tricky because we are mandatory in the office for 95% of the current gig.


Any tips in general other than just keep slinging the resume out there?


It's a struggle to keep activity up when you know you are trying to head out. How do you who have switched out of a bad gig manage "metrics"?


Do you give it your all and only apply outside of work hours with new interviews as needed?


Do you mix your KPIs with 20% real work/effort and 80% fluffier metrics?


Not posting about it on LI because I don't want to raise the alarm internally.

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BigShrimpin
Catalyst
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Account executive
theres downtime you have now where you browse your phone/check linkedin/scroll slack etc just replace that with applying and prospecting for roles
when you get interviews just block them off in your calendar as doctors appointments or whatever else or if you get a ton schedule them all on the same day and take a sick day
JWA
Good Citizen
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Business Development Manager
Fair enough, thanks for the insight.
I have been thinking of taking sick days to try and go berserk on applying and searching. My current agreement says they pay out accrued PTO upon leaving but I wouldn't put it past them to not. I don't have a lot though so I wasn't keen on this plan.
oldcloser
Arsonist
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You just have to re-structure and use the time you might otherwise spend on PrawnHub. No shortcuts. Just grind.
DataCorrupter
Politicker
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Account Executive
PrawnHub? Sounds fishy.
oldcloser
Arsonist
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โ˜๏ธ excellent
Gasty
Notable Contributor
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War Room Community Manager
Apply on weekends, while using the loo, before sleeping, basically, whenever you can.

Reach out to friends and random people on LinkedIn to get a referral.

Make 3-4 resumeโ€™s that fit the โ€œkey-wordsโ€ in the JD.

Start posting about you hitting it out of the park on LinkedIn, may grab some recruiterโ€™s eye and start adding them to your connection.

jabroni
Opinionated
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Account Executive
Apologies if this has been said already but double check and make sure youโ€™ve toggled on โ€œopen to workโ€ to show just recruiters youโ€™re looking and not everyone else.
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Founding BDR
This ^^^ got so many more recruiters reaching out to me when I did it
Avon
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Senior Account Executive
Do you know if this will show your own company's recruiters or if they have a block for that?
jabroni
Opinionated
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Account Executive
From what Iโ€™ve heard, there are systems in place to keep current employers from seeing this. However, I would absolutely not count on that 100%.
JWA
Good Citizen
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Business Development Manager
I am avoiding this method currently for this reason. To my knowledge, they will see the banner and I would want to attract attention.
jabroni
Opinionated
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Account Executive
If this company is as awful as they sound, do not let the fear of them cutting you loose deter you from looking elsewhere.

I have kids too and understand you need to have a job. You will be appreciated and treated better somewhere else but you need to go and find it without fear of getting let go by this trash company.

Hang in there and keep grinding!
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Founding BDR
Tricky sitch being in office for sure. Use any down time you have to apply/research and try and get interviews pre/post existing job.
medhardwaredr
Opinionated
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Director of Sales NA
Network network network. If you have a client and their company seems to be like a great one try and schedule time with that client to learn more. Be direct if you can and trust them otherwise beat around the bush and mine some info
Pachacuti
Politicker
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They call me Daddy, Sales Daddy
Apply at night after the kids go to bed.

I assume you're wanting to do the interview over zoom/teams. That's tough when you don't have an office to do it at. I have used a local hotel's lobby for such things in the past. During the day its usually quiet. You could also do a local restaurant, library, etc.
HVACexpert
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sales engineer
Schedule a lunch interview or some pre or post work, people are flexible and understand the circumstances.

Is there anyone you can network with ? Old colleagues or friends who would give you a recommendation or referral ?
wolfofmiami
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Cold call somebody and ask like hey are you hiring this quarter. โ€œYesโ€ oh great!hang up call from cell, Iโ€™m actually for a job my pitch was actually my interview what are your thoughts. Get hung up on - repeat ๐Ÿ”
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