Opportunity comes once in a lifetime?
March 14, 2011 4:06 PM Subscribe
How do confidential job searches happen?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So, I like my job, a lot. I get to do extremely interesting things with my time, get to father awesome projects, and the atmosphere is super-positive.
But, I've recently been contacted by one of the big guys. Basically the one where everyone's dying to work, where I'd likely be paid about twice as much as now, etc. Apparently my name was dropped there, and they've checked out what I've been doing, and were relatively impressed (or, enough to drop a line). I'm not entirely convinced I'd want to work there - here i have the luxury of control and the niceness of a small company - but it's mighty tempting.
I usually shrug off recruiters for other jobs, but this is the kind of thing you can't really straight-up ignore. If I give this a shot, how does it work with interviewing such that I don't lose my current sweet gig? The job would be on the opposite coast, and they tend to interview on-location.
And if I say "not now" would this ping still help me if in a few years I am actually interested?