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If I am employed, can I still post my resume online and search for a job?

If the manager or HR department searches online and finds my resume, what would be the consequence? Please good advice =) Thanks. I know that a lot of managers do that today-they go online to search for their current employees resumes. My friend did that and now he is scheduled for a meeting with the boss..

Asked By: WantToKnow - 5/3/2006
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Answered By: ft3535 - 5/3/2006
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you sure can!
Answered By: courtman33 - 5/3/2006
 
Sure
Answered By: weaver2sl - 5/3/2006
 
Yes you can. They can't fire you because you are looking for another job.
Answered By: JeremyRJones - 5/3/2006
 
You will probably want it to be sufficiently anonymous that your *current* employer won't find it.
Answered By: regnaD kciN - 5/3/2006
 
Yes, post it. I posted my resume on line 3 years ago and I am STILL getting emails.
Answered By: Debi in LA - 5/3/2006
 
You sure can. Don't worry about HR they're not that smart.
Answered By: perkedelkentang - 5/3/2006
 
You certainly can- I don't know that you want to... More
Answered By: marchand198 - 5/3/2006
 
sure you can why not just cause your employed doesn't mean you like your job
Answered By: lovablefunnygrl - 5/3/2006
 
Of Course you can!!! There's always room for improvement! Just never, ever leave a job before having another one secured! good Luck!!!
Answered By: brigids_mommy - 5/3/2006
 
of course...there is always a better opportunity waiting out there for you. It doesn't hurt to look.
Answered By: itty_bitty09 - 5/3/2006
 
they cant even say a thing sure you can search for a job
Answered By: i dont know - 5/3/2006
 
yep.
Answered By: aardvarcus - 5/3/2006
 
generally you can... BUT - your particular contract may prohibit it... I have worked for organisations that do prohibit just such behaviour... check the small print...
Answered By: totalgitfromwigan - 5/3/2006
 
There is nothing your hr manager can legally do because you have done nothing wrong. At most he can make life hell for you but then he is breaking the law. You could always say its been on there ages and you just forgot about it.
Answered By: simonjkdavies - 5/3/2006
 
NO YOU CANT THAT'S AGAINST THE LAW
Answered By: dtouch1977 - 5/3/2006
 
Sure you can. We all want to have a better job and there's no consequences.
Answered By: Ryan - 5/3/2006
 
If you can find a better paying job- go for it!
Answered By: martab07 - 5/3/2006
 
The only reason you wouldn't be able to do this is if you have an employment contract that specifically prohibits it. Otherwise, most people are employed on an at-will basis, which means your employer can fire you whenever they want, and you can leave whenever you want... More
Answered By: abfabmom1 - 5/3/2006
 
you can! If the hr dept finds your resume just say you posted it a long time ago (unless it has a date on it) (and it would probably have your current job as a listing huh?) I dont think they can fire you because they find that you've posted your resume, and if they do you can sue them...
Answered By: girlthatgotaway - 5/3/2006
 
of course u can. if somehow they did find it online they can't do a whole lot because it is requiired that they have a good reason for firing u.
Answered By: redtail2005 - 5/3/2006
 
Sure, why not? It always helps to keep your options open..Save your interviews for lunch or after work though..You wouldn't want to lose the job you have for one you don't have yet..
Answered By: missy - 5/3/2006
 
yes, but try not to do it with your real name and actual contact information. many companies look on these sites and you could get into trouble with your current employer for having posted your resume with out advising them before hand.
Answered By: camrandable - 5/3/2006
 
If you are not using your name, and referencing an email, go ahead. If you can't afford to lose your current job first, I would advise descretion. Good luck, and if you are going for Bushs' job, we're behind you.
Answered By: Aristotle - 5/3/2006
 
It wouldn't be any different if your employer was to get a call from someone you applied to to get a reference would it?
Answered By: amber - 5/3/2006
 
Yes you can post it online but you might make it so that your resume in not searchable. That way you can apply to the jobs you choose and not get a bunch of random emails about jobs that are really scams. Also you will not have to ba as concerned about your current employer finding it.
Answered By: jadegem - 5/3/2006
 
yes, of course
Answered By: datman22000 - 5/3/2006
 
Of course you can! And, even if HR does discover it, it's no big deal. If confronted, just downplay it and tell them you're "testing the waters." After all, they do the same thing every year when seeking bids for employee benefits--it doesn't necessarily mean they're dissatisfied with what they have, but it's a free... More
Answered By: rego66 - 5/3/2006
 
Yes you can. You are perfectly entitled to look for a better job or a promotion. I don't know where you are located but there are laws to protect employees and even if they find out there should be no consequences and they will have to give you a reference... More
Answered By: martic - 5/3/2006
 
Yes you can, but be sure that your resume doesn't include information that will identify you. It'll be easy for you to disquise your resume to make it look like it belongs to someone else.
Answered By: ekcol0001 - 5/3/2006
 
You can't be fired for that. They might not like it and that might carry its own set of consequeces, but it would be illegal to fire you for that.
Answered By: slim jim - 5/3/2006
 
that depends.. on the hr manager. some r smart enough to realize people are always trying to move up the ladder.. while others may be vindictive.. boss butt kissers.. looking for points.. but you should not be penalized for searching. i would not put my current employers name out there in a less than positive way... More
Answered By: the moose - 5/3/2006
 
Of course you can post your resume... More
Answered By: franja - 5/3/2006
 
Sure you can! But do it at home, or at the local library. It's generally a good idea to keep those kind of queries off the work database history. (I've been there, and have been repromanded...it's not worth the hassle.)
Answered By: buddhadharma02 - 5/3/2006
 
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