Resign without letting on about next role

Capital One / Strategy peeta
Sep 3, 2019 344 Comments

I am about to resign from my current role and would like some thoughts on how to tackle the question "Which company are you going to?"

I definitely do not want to inform my current manager about my next role/company.

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TOP 344 Comments
  • Capital One hejaksfhj
    I’m curious, why don’t you wanna disclose that?
    Sep 3, 2019 14
    • New DkbP71
      What EKVe82 said. Great answer, going to use that.
      Sep 4, 2019
    • Lending Club / Eng
      CtrlC.lc

      Lending Club Eng

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      Accenture
      CtrlC.lcmore
      I have seen people telling that they are taking a break and will look for work afterwards
      Sep 5, 2019
  • Cisco dream-big
    So which company are you going to?
    Sep 3, 2019 0
  • New DYbp46
    I am considering 2-3 options currently, and have not finalized it yet. I would rather not say at this stage, but I will let you know once we finalize the agreement.
    Sep 3, 2019 9
    • New DYbp46
      As others have said, you are under NO Obligation to give them any response. Also, in case you live in “right to work” state (CA, TX, NY and many other), you don’t even have to give them two week’s notice... as they can walk you out on the very same day if they feel like it... without *giving any reason*... that is the law. And this specific sentence is the key... since every relationship is a 2 way street, you also have the same right... can walk away from a job, without * giving any reason*.

      Unless I was leaving for a career upgrade opportunity, I stopped providing any feedback or answering any exit interview questions. Typically, I was leaving those employers since they wronged me some how (did not keep the pay at market rate, under appreciated my work, poor work life balance, favoritisms etc etc).
      Sep 4, 2019
    • Yelp bbtea
      This doesn’t work if you are on h1b, nobody believes you
      Sep 4, 2019
  • ServiceNow ksdW54
    Write out an NDA agreement with yourself. Sign it. Tell people you've signed an NDA about it. It's not a lie and it will shut down conversation.
    Sep 4, 2019 6
    • New DkbP71
      Also a great answer.
      Sep 4, 2019
    • Tableau
      Tyh257

      Tableau

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      Amazon
      Tyh257more
      That’s like trump giving awards to himself . Sign NDA to self lol
      Sep 4, 2019
  • Bloomberg / Eng F.U. money
    One of the best things about moving on to a better role is shoving it in your management chain’s face. Why would you deprive yourself of that?
    Sep 3, 2019 9
    • Chase / Eng Sha_
      @uber - when you say it that way, it makes sense... But don't you ever think that one day you'll be in such a power? I mean you surely can reverse this chain right for such people?
      Sep 7, 2019
    • You may or you may not. That person may also climb high. Don’t forget that most of people in power are more or less assholes. Look around. Jobs, Musk, TK. That seems what it takes to get there. So your manager may have good chances too. With more power comes more influence and they may implicitly have effect on you. They may become investors and you may not get funding because of an “innocent” “fuck it” episode. Again, it’s not worth it. SV is too small.
      Sep 7, 2019
  • New / Eng bytec
    “I’d prefer not to discuss that” or something similar.
    Sep 3, 2019 0
  • New / IT ifsH82
    Do not let them know, my ex-CEO called my future CTO behind my back and asked for me to extend my stay for a month. I couldn’t say no since it would make me look bad alienating a very important project. I moved overseas and it just sucked selling all my shit and planning flights. Only to stay a month in an empty apartment with a lot of boxes.
    Sep 4, 2019 15
    • Tyler Technologies
      batwomann

      Tyler Technologies

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      Amazon, Rover.com
      batwomannmore
      Then what is the solution to pervasive corporate overreach that isn't consistent with the free market?

      SF companies agreeing on low wages with each other to keep labor costs down
      Unfair non-compete agreements
      Churn and burn mentality
      Healthcare tied to employment

      All these things should be address and in no way enable low performance.
      Sep 6, 2019
    • Flowcast lulll
      Huh? These are already against the law, there are already regulations for them
      Sep 6, 2019
  • Amazon CulStryBro
    L4 answer: "I am going to Google, b**ches!"
    L6 answer: "I have several offers and am considering my options."
    L8 answer: "I have decided to take some time off to consider my next steps."
    L10 answer: "I have decided to take some time off to spend with my family."
    Sep 4, 2019 2
    • Amazon whatevеr
      L5 answer: “I don’t want to appeal. I’d like to take the severance”
      Sep 4, 2019
    • GitHub LLFG78
      CulStryBro thanks for the answer!
      Sep 4, 2019
  • Pandora x0kjF
    Just say "I don't have anything lined up quite yet."
    Sep 3, 2019 2
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      Microsoft Product

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      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      Thats no fun. Just say I'd rather not say at the moment.
      Sep 4, 2019
    • I know don't know, if you want to stick it to them nothing says "anywhere is better than here" better than quitting without another offer in hand.
      Sep 4, 2019
  • Bank of America RLPK44
    "Keep an eye out for when I update my LinkedIn."

    I usually say some variation of the above.
    Sep 4, 2019 7
    • Marqeta Pn8€cd
      Nah I get it. I usually tell people if they ask but the ones who do are the ones who are closer to me already. The rest can’t get past my rbf 😂
      Sep 4, 2019
    • New / Eng 星期三
      Then they find out and you are with a competitor, so then you get sued since you signed a non compete and refused to tell anyone because you felt entitled
      Sep 5, 2019

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