Here's an excerpt from a recent newsletter to clients:
NO SUCH THING AS A "STEALTHY" SEARCH
I got a call from a client once who was upset.
"That guy who is interested in me is calling all my co-workers! Why can't he just call the references on my resume?!"
Every manager operates differently. Some call the names on your resume. Others will NEVER call the names on your resume (because, they figure, those folks are naturally going to say good things about you). And still others will call your competition, your co-workers--- anyone they damned well please.
I even knew one manager who always tried to talk with floor crew to see how they were treated by anchor candidates.
Once you make the leap to look for a better gig, the genie is out of the bottle. Be prepared for the possibility that EVERYONE will know you're looking for a new job.
That said, if you want us to attempt a stealthy search, we can make your web page "private" and only open to those who have a password.
We help TV news people and others. For consideration, fill out the form on our home page or call Steve at 919-868-6088. Call any time. We answer the phone nights and weekends. The only times we don't answer are when we are sleeping or eating.