(Closed) Looking for a job, don't tell my boss [Awkward]

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
2418 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Normally you can put in your cover letter that you would not like them to approach your current employer unless they are making a job offer or that they need to inform you if they are going to talk to your current employer.

Post # 5
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Make sure you can apply with those companies.  I know some contracts have non-compete agreements regarding employees.

If you’re in the clear then I say add a line to your resume that says something like “While I am happy with my current position I am highly motivated to build upon my career and experience with your company because…(add in relevant complimentary info.)”  That way if your boss does find out, it won’t sound like you’re bad mouthing the company.

It happened to me when I took my current position because my professional community is so small.  I went in for the interview and waited weeks to find out if I got the job offer.  After accepting the position I didn’t evne have time to give notice to my old boss because someone had already told him I was leaving.

Post # 6
2023 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I dont think it would hurt to send an email to the CEO – especially if you know him/her.  Any connection is potentially a good thing!

Post # 7
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I wouldn’t make a big deal of it. Most employers understand that confidentiality is important in the job search. Whenever I’ve job searched, employers have asked me before contacting my current employer.

However, if you know the CEO personally, it’s a good idea to email him anyway and let him know that you’ve applied. The main point of the email should be a more personal cover letter asking him to consider your application. You can also mention the confidentiality issue in the email.

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