Guys before everyone starts bashing at me, I am going to add a disclaimer. This has been my first experience with headhunters, and I have little friends who have worked in theindustry before. Plus, more importantly, I am a paranoid of "Grade A" type. Yep seriously.
I work at a mid-tierin IBD and am a first year. All the news of further downsizing at my BB had been mentally wrecking me, so I decided to look for M&A roles in other banks. I came across a posting on a headhunter firm's website and emailed the contact person for that job. My email was very generic:
I am currently working as a 1st year analyst in IBD in a US Investment Bank in [x], and came across this posting. I was curious to seek some more specific details about this job posting, and if this position is still open, I would love to setup a time to talk to you about this in more detail.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
Afterwards, I linkedin-ed the headhunter, and we have 4 connections in common at my current firm. My concern is that whether headhunters would disclose it to my current colleagues, or my firm about me reaching out to them for this position? The only reason why I would see them doing so is to get an idea of my current performance before recommending me to the company for which they are trying to fill the position.
I just don't want to end up jobless when applying for a new job if that makes sense. Sorry for the lengthy post - I wanted to give a comprehensive background instead of spitting out bits and pieces of info.