Apply for a job where the hiring manager knows your manager?

New / Cust. Srv. IHTk734
Sep 8, 2018 6 Comments

Hi, I recently found a job posting for a great company for a position that would be the next step of my career. It seems like it would be a great fit .. but I’m hesitant to apply because the company has been trying to swoon my manager to get my current company as a client. It seems dicey to put my current standing at risk, but the opportunity feels too good to pass up. Halp?


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  • LinkedIn / Sales Fuck You
    Tell your manager that you are willing to go undercover to make sure everything is OK before the deal πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

    Get paid by both companies πŸ€―πŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ
    Sep 8, 2018 1
    • Qualcomm Receipt
      You sir!
      Sep 8, 2018
  • POWER Engineers / Other

    POWER Engineers Other

    Ruler of my universe.
    Difficult spot. I would hope that the hiring manager would have some ethics and not say anything. I applied at three partners of a previous company and they all knew my VP and CEO, nobody ratted me out.
    Sep 8, 2018 0
  • Intel / Mktg nononsense
    Yes, make it clear up front to them that you don't want your current company to know that you are exploring. Anyone who isn't a complete jerk should respect that.
    Sep 8, 2018 0
  • VMware BobbleHat
    Make sure to schedule your dentist appointment on a different day than your manager.
    Sep 9, 2018 0
  • Look up hiring manager's history. If s/he looks like an A-player, there's some hope. Otherwise, high probability that you'll be ratted out.
    Sep 8, 2018 0