Okay so I've been putting out feelers recently to see what opportunities are out there due to things I'm not happy about with the current employer. (IE it's not time to move on yet, but it's probably coming soon so preparing)
I received a phone call from my boss this past Friday saying "Hey, I just got called by one of my buddies saying he had received your resume..." I managed to mostly diffuse things as I wasn't actively applying to places, but that I always keep my resume out there (Which is mostly true).
At this point there were two recruiting agencies and two listings they were looking into. At this point there are really three plausible scenarios.
- The boss is bluffing to see if I'm looking as we just had someone quit
- Company A or B had someone who knows him and they contacted him since they are friends
- Agency B may have had someone on their staff who was his friend and contacted him.
(I am excluding Agency A, it's just extremely unlikely for a variety of reasons.)
At this point though I'm concerned, I can't tell who was responsible to ensure I don't continue business with them in any manner as I feel this is HIGHLY unprofessional behavior.
At this point I'm conflicted, I feel I should drop all outstanding items (since honestly while the startup is intriguing neither company was a dream job of sorts) I already dropped the second agency since this happened.
At this point though did I act appropriately, is there something else I should have done or considered? Is this something I should be reporting so someone if the culprit is identified?