Thanks to your beloved LinkedIn, you can network with potential employers without having to put on pants.
Thanks also to LinkedIn, your current boss can see that you’re connecting with potential employers... and making changes to your résumé... and uploading a way more flattering profile pic.
If you want to job hunt in secret, try Poachable.
Kind of like Tinder for employment, Poachable is a free service that lets you anonymously apply for jobs--it reveals your identity only when a company you’re interested in expresses equal interest in you.
The specifics: Sign up and enter some information about your work history, credentials and required position and salary. You can also name-drop any businesses you’d absolutely die to work for. (Hi, Google.)
Poachable then sends you a list of companies that might be a good match, and you can “yea” or “nay” based on interest. From there, Poachable shares your unnamed profile with hiring managers at those “yeas.” If one “likes” you back, Poachable will make an email introduction, and the hiring manager can set up a time to meet with you in person.
You get an interview; your current boss is none the wiser.