1. Drop hints. Let your boss know that you’re “looking for new challenges.” Mention good-naturedly that you’re restless. A promotion might materialize.
2. Set up secret informational interviews. That way, you’re not perceived as a candidate for a specific position. And if your boss finds out, you can honestly say you were learning about another company, not applying for a job.
3. Tell Once you have a job offer, meet with your direct boss to share the news. Then tell all other key executives later that same day. Why? You want them to hear from you why you’re leaving. at the same time.