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When, if ever, do you tell your employer you're interviewing somewhere else?

I've been looking into making a potential transition from my current company, and have started the interview process at a few places. Since this is my first time making a transition like this, I'd love to know what others' experiences were. Over the past few quarters I've exceeded expectations, but have found fairly limited opportunities to continue career growth, which is why I'm looking to move on. Should I be completely up front with my current employer right now, or wait until I have an offer in hand to start that conversation?

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BlueJays2591
Politicker
+6
Business Development Manager
When I have an offer in hand
BigMeech
OG Sales Savage
+9
Senior Account Executive
*signed* offer. Important clarification - seen people get burned before.ย 
BlueJays2591
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+6
Business Development Manager
I don't think I've ever received an offer that wasn't signed on their end.
DadFather
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Enterprise Account Executive
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CuriousFox
Arsonist
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Senior Account Executive
They have no reason to keep you if they think you are looking elsewhere. They will think you are checked out and no longer a productive team member.

Don't give your notice until you are completely sure you are taking another opportunity.ย 
specktyr
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Account Manager
Like stated above*, not until I have an offer on hand.

No point in raising flags for something that isn't written in stone, or in this case hopefully paper.

Do what's best for you, you don't owe your company anything - no need to raise alarms / false sense of leaving if no offer is extended.

Either way, good luck!
Savagedoge
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+7
Account Executive
Get the paper that matters and then let em know. More often than not, thatโ€™s the best thing to do
specktyr
Good Citizen
Account Manager
100%!
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