I applied to a job posting of Company A in a country where my current company (Company B) does business. It turned out the job posting was of my current company (B), providing services for the company A. I was informed by the Company A contact about the situation and told me he would check the process for internal applicants.
I told her I was unaware of the implications of internal applications (like non-compete clauses between company branches or if it wasn't the proper channel), but that if everything was in order I would like to be taken into account for the process. Shortly afterwards, I was given the position contact in my own company (B) and after a brief contact I was told I would be contacted again. As is statistically the case, that never happened.
If it was any other company, I would not give it a second thought, but it is the one I'm working for right now, so a few questions arise.
Have I been blacklisted in any way by my current company?
Did I hurt my standing or prospects within the organisation by
revealing I was job hunting (actually testing the waters)?
Which are the likely consequences of my actions and how should I
navigate this situation?
How should I act in the future? (Assume I'm a standard worker with