Recently, I was looking on a popular resume board for candidates with a particular skill set. One candidate came up as a match, but was anonymously named as "confidential," presumably because he was still with his current employer. Which brought the question to mind: How does one keep a low profile when searching for a new position while presently employed?
My "confidential candidate" may have been trying to fly low under the radar, but given the size of his present company, his particular job description described in his profile, and the fact that his boss is looking at resumes on that very site to fill other open positions, it’s probably safe to say that his posting was less than confidential.
The fact is, for most of us there will come a time when it is simply time to move on, but it may not be the right time to broadcast that fact to bosses or co-workers. As demonstrated above, posting your resume on a job board is not the way to conduct your job search confidentially. So when semi-anonymity truly is important, here are some tips for job searching without being too obvious.
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