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thegreatboudini
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Career question: do I apply for this job?
Been with current company for 3 years and a few months, have been promoted twice in that time frame.

New job posted in another total branch of the company that matches my background, though I'm about 1-2 years shy of what their requirements are I hit on everything they're really looking for.

I met with the hiring manager today, again total different branch of the org, so first time meeting her, and she said there were 20 internal and external applicants, but after speaking with me she said she highly recommends I formally apply to get in the mix and she would like to get my formal first round scheduled for Thursday or Friday .

Now the messy part.

My company is currently undergoing a merger that will close within the next 6 months. Covid hit our branch really hard and we haven't really bounced back. Furthermore, we were told that more cuts were coming this year, especially to our branch, before the merger closes.

I was told I was "safe", but lets be honest, they will cut me with the swiftness if someone decides it should happen.

I'm a bit hesitant to apply simply to not rock the boat. What if I apply, word gets out (it will get out), I don't get the job, then I get cut because I rocked the boat? Not ideal. Also, the head of my current org is big on favorites, even admitting it to us, so if I rock the boat and she get word I got a bullseye on my back.

I don't dislike my job at all, but this is a really good opportunity in the branch of the org that is printing money and very safe to be in.

So, with all that said, do I apply for it and take a chance?


WhiteMandingo
Member since Jan 2016
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re: Career question: do I apply for this job?
If you aren't moving up the ladder you're moving out the door.


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Tshiz
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Oxford
Member since Jul 2013
5150 posts

re: Career question: do I apply for this job?
Go for it.

you are damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

Life is short


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LSUtigerME
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Member since Oct 2012
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re: Career question: do I apply for this job?
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I was told I was "safe", but lets be honest, they will cut me with the swiftness if someone decides it should happen.

I'm a bit hesitant to apply simply to not rock the boat. What if I apply, word gets out (it will get out), I don't get the job, then I get cut because I rocked the boat? Not ideal. Also, the head of my current org is big on favorites, even admitting it to us, so if I rock the boat and she get word I got a bullseye on my back.

I don't dislike my job at all, but this is a really good opportunity in the branch of the org that is printing money and very safe to be in.



If you are applying to job that genuinely interests you and is good for your career, go for it.

If your current manager holds that against you, it’s not somebody you really want to work for long term anyway.

If this is that big of a perception deal, sit down and talk with him BEFORE you apply. Most of the insecure managers that hold this shite against employees just want to feel in charge and empowered. If you talk to him before, you control the narrative to him and give him the ability to input. He may be able to lay out some things you had not considered.


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DoctorWorm
Member since Jul 2021
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re: Career question: do I apply for this job?
Go for it! Don't sell yourself short because of some unknown circumstance. You would likely regret it later. Full speed ahead


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RockyMtnTigerWDE
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re: Career question: do I apply for this job?
Go for it, you will bounce back should it turn out the way you may think. Don't be ruled by fear.

It sounds like you have marketable skills anyway and may work in your favor.


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TheWalrus
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Member since Dec 2012
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re: Career question: do I apply for this job?
We are heavily encouraged to explore alternative career paths within the organization, we even had a call where they pretty much told us we should apply to other jobs just to go through the interview process.


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oklahogjr
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re: Career question: do I apply for this job?
I would swing for the fences man. No one ever got s promotion by holding back their resume....


Hamma1122
Member since Sep 2016
14556 posts

re: Career question: do I apply for this job?
Go for it! Don’t be afraid to roll the dice


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baseballmind1212
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Member since Feb 2011
2981 posts

re: Career question: do I apply for this job?
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No one ever got s promotion by holding back their resume


I second this. Especially if you are in a sought after position now.

Imagine they dont chose you. In applying, you get outside eyes on your body of work for the company. Maybe the new bossman sees something he can rebuild his branch around


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Big Jim Slade
Member since Oct 2016
3299 posts

re: Career question: do I apply for this job?
Go talk to your supervisor and tell her that you were thinking about it so she doesn’t hear it second hand. Tell her you love the current role but see more room for advancement in the other job. And if you get hired away, that’s one less painful layoff she can avoid.

If she is a good boss, she will support you. If not, you probably don’t want to continue working for her anyway.


baldona
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Florida
Member since Feb 2016
15650 posts

re: Career question: do I apply for this job?
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Go talk to your supervisor and tell her that you were thinking about it so she doesn’t hear it second hand


This. If your supervisor isn’t someone that understands this you need to get out ASAP anyway


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