[Job Filter] How can I interview with another company without my current employer knowing? Details inside.
January 25, 2010 11:41 AM Subscribe
[Job Filter] All of my relevant experience and powerful references are with my current employer. How can I interview with another company gracefully without my current employer knowing? Details inside.
posted by anonymous to work & money (9 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I like my current job, but I want to try interviewing at another company that doesn't know anything about me.
My current employer gave me experience in so many areas that they are the main course of my resume. Problem: Since I currently play an important role, I do not want my current employer to know about me searching elsewhere.
a) How can I go through the interview process with another company without my current employer being contacted? Should it be noted on my resume? What strategies have you used?
b) I will be forfeiting some powerful references because of this. However, because of all of the promotions I have had at my current employer, I think it will be clear how much they have valued me. Is there anything else I can do to strengthen this angle?
c) I've hired before and rarely put much emphasis on references since they can't legally tell me anything bad. If I was a candidate for hire at your company, would you not consider me without references?
Any additional advice from people who have been in this situation would be helpful.
Since this is anonymous, I can't respond. Thank you so much in advance!