I am in a situation where I need to start looking for another position. The main reason is that I am in a job that really is not the best fit for my skills, (Operations Manager). I would like to move to a job that better fits my skills (Project Manager). I have past experience in this and have done several projects in my current role (I am about 50% project oriented).
My first priority is to stay with my current company. I work for a great company and I have lots of visibility with senior management. I have been here just short of 10 years.
My issue is that my current manager is an Angry and Demeaning Bad Boss. I can't apply for jobs without her knowing about it. Every job I apply for she gets an email stating I have applied.
I looked for podcasts on Internal Job search and didn't seem to find any. If am I wrong please point me in the right direction. How do I handle job searching Internally? What do you say to your current boss as you search? My first inclination is to express myself openly and honestly, explaining why I think a change would be better for my company. How I feel my skills are underutilized in this positon. How I feel I have more to offer. However given my boss tends to treat people who apply out extremely poorly I am not sure how to proceed.