Job search conundrum: continuing to act the part (and spend money) while interviewing .
March 31,2023 at 5:58PM UTC
I have a second round interview in two weeks and a first round phone screen in one week. I've told both that I'd need to give 4-6 weeks notice to my current employer given my leadership role. This afternoon, my manager called me to ask me to attend a week long conference that would require registration, flight and hotel. The conference is in May with a cancellation by mid April with fee. I feel a bit disingenuous booking the trip (there was a whole preamble to the invite about our budget and how they found the money for this) knowing that there's a possibility that by the time is rolls around, I will have given my notice. But, I'm also humble enough to realize that neither job may result in an offer. Do I just carry on, book the trip, and deal with the fallout if I receive/accept an offer?
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