Nearly a year ago, a recruiter put me in contact with a potential employer. The opportunity was [i]perfect[/i]. But there was one hitch, I had been left in charge of our small consulting company's operations while my boss was on an overseas assignment and felt obligated to wait for his return.
I [i]really[/i] wanted to move but my (misplaced?) loyalties insisted that I give my boss 3 months notice -- yes, a deal-breaker. (So maybe I didn't really want to move...)
This would have been the perfect job.
I understand that the client was also very keen on hiring me. The recruiter told me that the client communicated to her (after my interview) that they thought I was [i]exactly[/i] the person they wanted for the job.
Unfortunately, the notice period was just too long.
It should be said that an offer was [i]never[/i] made -- so I may be deluding myself regarding their true level of interest. The recruiter met with me two more times to persuade me to reconsider the notice period. But I stubbornly / stupidly held fast.
Eventually, they found someone else.
It's eleven months later and I no longer feel compelled to give a ridiculously long notice period. I am again thinking of moving jobs and this potential employer is first on my mind.
I tried contacting the recruiter but she is on maternity leave (shame on me for not knowing). She will be back on April Fool's day.
My question (finally) would be: Is there any "code" that I would be violating if I approached the potential employer on my own? (I don't feel like waiting 2 months)