I'm applying for a job and they invited me to the open day for a tour & informal chat. I was looking up where they are based and realised they are within walking distance of where I live. I was quite taken aback as I thought they were further away so I told a colleague (and friend) about it, mainly in passing. She's also told me about other jobs she's gone for. After the tour I texted her 'just incase you're interested, the company is really good etc' as I thought she'd like to know how I got on. She then said it sounded great and checked the name of the company with me. I now realise that because I put 'incase you're interested' she now thinks I'm telling her that she should apply too! How do I gently tell her that wasn't what I meant and I'd rather she didn't apply too! She wouldn't have known about it if I hadn't told her
AngryGreasedSantaCatcus · 18/05/2023 17:03
You can't do that. Well you can, but you'll sound and look like a twat and there's no guarantee she'll actually listen.
You created this whole situation so you need to suck it up and cross your fingers she's not actually interested in the same job at this particular time.
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