I've always struggled with being open to new opportunities while being quite happy where I am. I'd like advice how to be ethical and open at the same time in talking with potential opportunities.
As an added dimension, does the advice change if you just started a new job?
My initial sense is that it is ok to talk to the recruiter and perhaps phone screen with the manager, but it feels a little like I'm "stringing them along" beyond that.
I suspect I need to do some additional thinking about what my true parameters would be in jumping to a new opportunity and focus my questions around helping me determine that. Yet, that is a bit presumptuous in a way as they haven't offered me anything and my candor be interpreted as arrogant if I'm not careful.
Advice and thoughts appreciated. Thanks.
(I looked but couldn't find another thread quite like this.)