I'm looking for a job. I used to date this person who worked for a small company. He shared with me information about working there, so I have a bit of insider knowledge (I don't mean business secrets of course, but their focus points, organisation, benefits and similar).
He's left the company a few weeks ago. We are not seeing each other anymore and we don't keep in touch, but there was no drama involved in our splitting up.
I've applied for a position with the company and will have an interview shortly.
I'm quite sure they will ask me how I found them since they are small and relatively unknown. Also when answering the question on why I want to work for them, I would love to include some details they don't write about on their website.
How to answer this question smartly?
If I tell them I used to know a person who worked for them, they will probably ask whom I mean. I'm not dating their ex-employee anymore and he would be super surprised if he learnt I had applied there.
If I tell them I found them "on the internet" I will be less convincing.