How to disclose a noncompete to a recruiter
TLDR: How should I disclose a noncompete to a recruiter and when?
Hi all, I’m an Associate at a boutique consulting firm with extremely poor compensation (I started with 45k and a target 15k bonus). I’m also bound by a predatory 1 year noncompete (can’t work at a firm offering similar services within 100 miles of firm or within 100 miles of our customers who are Fortune 100 companies). In short, I basically can’t work in consulting for a year after I leave my job.
I’ve been mostly applying to corporate strategy, business operations, business analyst, etc. positions to bypass the noncompete, but recently I’ve been approached by a few recruiters at other consulting firms. I’ve realized that I shouldn’t automatically rule these companies out, especially after we just hired someone that had a noncompete at his previous company. How should I disclose to these recruiters that I have a noncompete? Do I wait until the end of the interview process, do I do it out the outset?