How strictly is the letter of the law followed in reviewing job applications?
August 10, 2009 4:56 AM Subscribe
How confidential is confidential when applying for a job with a small pool of colleagues?
posted by anonymous to work & money (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am going to be applying for a job in another city, and an employer at the place I will be applying to and likely one of the people making hiring decisions has a very close connection to place where I work now.
I am planning on putting down on the application to please not contact my current employer (there is a field in the online application to do this).
Does anyone have an idea of how strictly this request is generally followed? I would rather my current employer didn't know I was searching for a new job, but considering how close the person I know at the position I'm applying to is to my current organization, I'm afraid that word will get around.
So, if you are in HR or had experience in the past hiring people, can you tell me how strictly you followed the letter of the law here? Or if you have any general knowledge about this issue, I would love to hear thoughts.
Thanks in advance.