I initiated resignation workflow for my current job 1 month back (7th January). I'm currently serving the required two months notice period. 27th Feb is my last working day. I passed all technical interview rounds (all 5 of them) at some other company I applied to. On Monday I'll have to mail them my last 3 months payslips, negotiate salary and tell them the date of joining. They'll be asking about the notice period in current company. I'm afraid if I tell them that I'm already serving notice period, they might not make an offer or reduce the salary.
I currently work at one of the best software companies here. Overall I have 2 years of experience. The other company that I might join is a mid size company. My current company is well established one. My current job pays me a high salary but I wanted to change the (sub)domain I was working on (that wasn't possible in the current company). Moreover I din't like working with my current manager (never had an argument with him. It was just that I din't like how he used to treat his juniors like they're nothing). I even got a good rating this year. Overall, I still felt it was in my best interest to change job. So I put up the resignation, worked only 6 hours (minimum time required) in the office everyday and focused only on preparing for the interview (for different domain). It was easier to clear the interviews because during the 2 years at my current job, I had worked on several personal projects based on the new tech I wanted to work on.
This is also not the reason I told my new employer for job change. I told them that I wanted to work in a startup because I wanted to learn more.
- Should I tell them that I'm currently serving notice period without having any offer from other companies? I fear I won't get an offer or get a lower salary if I do this because they might start doubting my abilities (why did he leave without an offer?).
- Should I tell them I'll be joining after 2 months. (I'm not sure whether the service letter from my current employer will have the resignation submission date mentioned.) If it actually is mentioned in the service letter and the new employer actually sees it AND has some issues because of that, what implications it might have for me.
The second option gives me a time period of 2 months for applying to other companies in that time. I'll be having an offer from this 2nd employer and I might use that as the reason for leaving my current job to the 3rd employer. If I get an offer from 3rd employer as well, I have a choice to join 2nd or 3rd employer (problem solved).
The other things that might happen
- Service letter doesn't mention length of notice period/date of putting up resignation.
- It is not a big deal to them/they just ignore it.
Overall I feel that not telling them about the notice period is a better choice. I don't want to lose this job offer.
Please tell me your opinion. What should I tell them on Monday? Thanks.