How to Apply for a New Job with Your Current Employer

Is it time for a new job? Like millions of other workers out there, maybe you have found a new job that offers more opportunities. But, the bad news is it is with your current employer, and you really don’t know how to apply without angering your boss. This can be a stressful experience, but by following the right steps, you can secure your dream job without burning any bridges. Here are some tips for how to do it right.

Follow Company Procedures

Many companies have specific procedures for moving to a different department within the company, and it would be a good idea to find out if your company has one. Then, if your company does have such a policy, be sure to follow it. You may find the policy listed in the internal job posting. If you have any trouble finding out if your company has a policy for changing departments, you could check with your HR department. It would probably be a good idea to check with your HR department about any plans to change departments anyway. They will be able to tell you more about the job and give you advice about how to apply for the job.

Notify Your Manager

It may seem uncomfortable, but it is a good idea to tell your current manager about your plans. It would be far more awkward if the manager heard that you applied for a job elsewhere in the company from someone else. Ask for a meeting with your boss, so you can talk about your plans with them. Then, when you tell them about your desire to change jobs, explain how it would be beneficial to the company and not just you.

Make sure you tell them that you appreciated working with them. Also, if the talk is going well, you can ask them for their advice on applying for the job and whether they would give you a good reference.

Take Advantage of Your Current Position

You have a lot of advantages by already working at the company where you want the job. It should be pretty easy for you to find out exactly what the job entails and what the hiring manager is looking for in a candidate. You could also ask any co-workers in a similar job about the job and if they have any tips for obtaining the position.

Keep Doing a Good Job

It’s essential that you continue to do a good job in your current position. It will not help you to obtain the job you want if it looks like you’re no longer bothering with your current job. It could also hurt your chances of getting a reference from your current manager. Additionally, there is always the possibility that you might not get the position you want, and therefore will want to keep your current job.

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