I recently received an offer (well, actually almost a month ago), and after a lengthy background check, the recruiting coordinator finally asked when my last day at my current job is.
Now I'm thinking of putting in my two weeks, but I'm thinking of telling the recruiting coordinator that my last day is in three weeks. That way I can decompress for a week and prep for the next job.
I'm hesitant to do that though, considering that the recruiting coordinator specifically asked when my last day will be and didn't ask when I can start my new job. I believe she worded it that way so she can check (via background check / paystubs) when I actually stopped working at my current job.
If that is the case, then I might just put in my two weeks (last day will be a Wed) and tell the recruiting coordinator that I'll start the following Monday. Hopefully that's fine.
Let me know what you think.