How soon is too soon to mention my interest in his job?

posted 2 years ago in Career
  • poll: When should I mention it?
    Tomorrow - go in and talk to him : (15 votes)
    79 %
    Tomorrow - give him your CV : (4 votes)
    21 %
    Give it a week, then talk to him : (0 votes)
    Give it a week, then give him your CV : (0 votes)
    Give it a month - talk to him : (0 votes)
    Give it a month - Give him your CV : (0 votes)
    Wait until it's advertised internally and go through the usual routes : (0 votes)
    Don't apply - it's rude : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
    2455 posts
    Buzzing bee

    ZebraPrintMe:  I think the sooner the better. The moment they let you know his job would be up for grabs I’d say it’s fair game to show interest.

    Post # 3
    5160 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    No need to delay.  Just go to his office and say,

    “I’m interested in the job opening for so-and-so’s old job.  What’s the right way for me to apply?”

    Post # 4
    473 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    ZebraPrintMe:  I would jump straight into the grave! You don’t want to miss out because you didn’t use initiative, and it shows just how interested you are in being promoted. Good luck!

    Post # 5
    1893 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

    Talk to him immediately. Definitely want to talk to him first and not just apply online.

    Post # 6
    560 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Agree with PPs–don’t delay. You never know how soon they could bring in somebody else. 

    Post # 7
    1581 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I would talk to him right away! I don’t think there’s any reason to wait.

    Post # 8
    1298 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Talk to him as soon as you can! The fact that you have been doing this other guy’s job means that you already know the ropes. That is a plus for you as your employer wouldn’t have to train someone else for the job – win win!

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