Before I describe my situation, I'm fully aware of many such questions that are similar but I would like to ask for some specific advice. First, I'm working for an Enterprise Software company and I got a job offer from another company who are not our direct competitor but in some ways we do see them doing part of what we do. They are also small compared to my current employer. My main reason to leave is that I will get around 70% raise.
I have checked my offer, handbook and there is no non-compete document that I signed. I will never divulge any confidential information as well as I do like my current employer except for the insulting pay.
Just like any other US company, this is also at will and with a 2 week notice. If I tell them that I'm quitting to work for the competitor I'm sure they will let me go immediately mainly due to the fact that we see them as one of our indirect competitor.
How can I leave in the most professional manner and also will this impact me in the future if someone asks for a reference?