I received a job offer today that comes with a substantial raise in pay, as well as title and responsibilities. I originally applied for the position assuming I would never get it (they were looking for someone with almost three times the experience I have, and with experience in technologies I am barely familiar with at that) There is no way I cannot accept the offer, but I feel terrible about leaving.
My current company took a huge chance on me, hired me while I was still taking courses in school (Software Development industry), and has treated me very well for the most part the entire time I have been with them. For instance, I was looking at a cross country move and they offered to let me go remote, with a cost of living wage increase at the same time.
The problem is that not long before that, they basically doubled my salary. When this happened, the CEO mentioned that as long as I didn't end up leaving in six months, he considered the raise a good thing. Unfortunately, it's been just about 6 months from that conversation.
I want to see your opinions on how I can resign from my current position without burning any bridges in the process. FWIW, most of my current team, boss aside, knows about my intent to leave and supports my reasoning.