I think my boss overheard me say I applied for another job

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@NurseMandie:  There’s nothing wrong with having ambition to move up in the same (or any other ) company.

If she says anything, be honest, tell her you do have a goal of advancing within the company and thought you’d test the possibility.

Post # 4
432 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@NurseMandie:  If you are great at your current job, she should be supportive and encouraging for you to continue advancing. Assuming she’s a nice person. If it looks like you may have a real shot, maybe even tell you that you saw the position and would consider something like that. Feel her out and let her know your goals, dreams and ambitions. Then you don’t feel like you are hiding it, AND maybe she will turn out the be a great reference! If not, then it just reaffirms why you should leave your current position. 

Trying to advance within the same company should NEVER be something to be kept secretive. If that was the case, most CEOs wouldn’t be where they are now.

Post # 6
2051 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Personally I wouldn’t say anything until you get a job offer, never mind an interview. It will be much more awkward if you tell her about it ‘officially’ and then it comes to nothing. Best of luck with it though 🙂

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