In the interviewing series, Mark hammers at the point that one should "tell no one" at their current employer that they’re interviewing.
A year ago (after I’d been there for 3 yrs), the president of our firm told me that she wanted me to stay as long as it was still fun and challenging, and when I was ready to start looking elsewhere, she encouraged me to let her know—she offered to open up her rolodex and make calls on my behalf.
Over the past 6 months, my learning curve has flattened out and our organization is so small that there’s little room to change my role, so I’ve been giving a lot of thought to what’s next. On the one hand, I want to tell our president about this because she and I get along very well and I believe she could be very helpful. On the other hand, I’m reluctant to ‘tip my hat’ about my plans out of fear that it would affect me in ways I can’t foresee.
Do I really tell no one, not even a senior exec who has expressed interest in my career?