Based on popular demand (n=2), I’m raising a question from today’s “ask a scatterbrain” comments thread from “off topic” to the topic:
Is it possible to be on the job market “on the down low”?
I often hear from others about people who are “secretly” on the market, so, I’ve never thought that keeping this hushed would really be an option. That said, I’ve also never tried to do so.
Also — I’ve been curious for a while (for reasons I can’t tell you!) about what sociologists have written about secrets. Any suggestions? I’d be especially interested in anything from a social networks perspective. On the role of secrets in break-ups, Diane Vaughn’s “Uncoupling: Turning Points in Intimate Relationships” is quite devastatingly good.