Talking to your manager about your next career move

New Duwop
Feb 2 21 Comments

Is it common for you to have a good enough relationship with your manager that you can go to them for career advice on your next move?

What experiences have you in the past talking to your manager about leaving?

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TOP 21 Comments
  • Chase / Mgmt grizzlyed
    i always ask my people what their career goals are , and where they want to go after working for me. I think any manager worth a damn would try to talk to you about career
    Feb 2 0
  • LinkedIn / Eng woopsa
    I did this mistake of telling my mgr abt my next career move and I was ensure about that opportunity. That bugger rushed through my exit, found immediate replacement. Made my life tough in office and eventually I left.
    Feb 2 2
    • Western Digital rhrR87
      Whose fault was it?
      Feb 2
    • LinkedIn / Eng woopsa
      That's what I am pointing. I should have not disclosed my plan to him. I was wrongly assuming that he might help me in talking the career decision. learned it hard way .
      Feb 3
  • Google pixel2
    I'd play it safe. What's the best thing that will come out of you telling your manager that you're eventually planning to leave?

    They're not your friend, don't mistake the two
    Feb 2 4
    • Twitch ________~
      They are stupid to think that you will stay forever. The best manager I had made sure that I would land my dream next move. I think that’s a reason I staid that long with that manager.
      Feb 2
    • Google pixel2
      And what are you expecting them to do? Leetcode with you?
      Feb 2
    • Twitch ________~
      It’s called career growth. Far from interview preparation. A good manager will work with you to acquire the new skills that you need for what you want next. They can only do that efficiently if they know what that next move is.
      Feb 2
    • Google pixel2
      Are you saying that they won't focus on your career growth if they don't think you're a flight risk? If anything this will slow it down.
      Feb 2
  • Two Sigma icReWI
    By next move do you mean leaving the company or staying in it? If staying in company, then yes.
    Feb 2 0
  • New b37
    My company is fully top-down and non-management does not discuss anything like that with management. You keep your head down and work at the job that was assigned to you.
    Feb 2 0
  • Genentech elffy
    Do it so early it doesn't seem like you are looking to move, rather you are looking to develop in role. Then it becomes a regular thing.
    Feb 2 0
  • Twitch ________~
    It’s a matter of trust. If you feel like this is the type of topics you can bring up. Do it. Otherwise, I’d be careful and plan to move away from that manager.
    Feb 2 0
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    If it's inside the same company, then yes,You should definitely raise to your manager so they could help you achieve your goals
    Feb 3 4
    • Western Digital rhrR87
      Why would a manager help you to leave his/her team?
      Feb 3
    • Facebook yrIdiotMgr
      Because a disengaged employee is a team liability and their skillset could be used in another, better fitting role to better benefit the company overall. It's amazing that enabling people to do what they actually want to do is a revolutionary concept in business...
      Feb 3
    • New
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      @rhrR87, because if he managed to grow a person to the next level, that's a) a good feeling. b) good for the business. c) reflect good on the manager. d) the employee will be demotivated and leave the company /team anyway. e) the reason he became a manager.
      Feb 3
    • Western Digital rhrR87
      We live in different worlds. I have never met a manager that make ppl grow other than themselves. They take all credit for them. Also in general they are not technical. They go to all the strategic meetings and still know nothing.
      Feb 3
  • Chase / Mgmt grizzlyed
    they should for your betterment, no one is irreplaceable...hell even my CEO has a takeout. my job as a manager is to keep you in the fold, not necessarily my group
    Feb 3 0
  • Wells Fargo techgeeksf
    I always encourage my directs to talk to me openly either within or outside.
    Feb 2 0
  • Facebook Ripperr
    Interested in this
    Feb 2 0