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Would it be awkward to apply for this job?

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WheelOfSweets Mon 11-Feb-19 19:22:44

A job I would love to have is currently being advertised, and I really want to apply. Yet I am worried about doing so, as it's a small company and I know someone who works there. She is not a friend but an acquaintance through someone else on a semi-frequent basis. I worry she would be able to read my application, and how awkward it would be if I didn't get the job...she would also know I want to leave my current company which would be difficult if I don't get the job and have to remain there. My current job would also sack me if they knew I was looking for another job.

Not sure if my worries are excessive, but they're keeping me back from potentially being happy. What would you do?

Bayleyf Tue 12-Feb-19 19:07:05

100% go for it!

She might find out you've applied. But then the absolute worst thing would be a bit of awkwardness (and who cares about being awkward with an acquaintance?); the best outcome is that you get a great job. No contest.

Mmmmbrekkie Tue 12-Feb-19 19:08:42

Your worries don’t sound excessive in the slightest

It all depends on her professionalism...

Mmmmbrekkie Tue 12-Feb-19 19:09:39

Your current employer would have no grounds to sack you!!

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