If someone with an active “v-“ applies for an FTE job at Microsoft, will the sponsor of the v- account be notified? Vendor (friend) wants to transition as an FTE but is hesitant to use his v- credentials instead of applying through the external career page. Thanks!
I've transitioned from v- to FTE twice, and each time the Vendor company of course was notified. He can certainly use the external site, but if hired the Vendor firm will know anyway. Not sure what his relationship is with the vendor, but yeah... You could keep it secret for now, then spring it on them if he gets an MS offer. Caveat is that if hired by MS, he may need to pay a hefty fee back to the vendor firm. He should study his employment contract to see what it says about placement fees or something of that nature. In my 1st FTE position, my team paid it for me. In my last vendor contract which went FTE, I made them strike the direct-hire clause entirely.