After listening to the podcasts on how to resign, I'm left with a specific question. I work for a small company (about 200 people). Last March, I turned my profile back on at Monster and the HR rep here saw it. (Since I found the company originally from a Monster posting, maybe I kind of expected them to find it.) We talked, and I agreed that I would let her know before accepting any offer.
Now it's seven months later, and I believe I'm about to get an offer that I'm going to want to take. I remember my promise to HR, and I also remember your advice to tell my boss first. So I'm trying to reconcile the two items. Does it make sense to tell HR one day that I have an offer I'm considering and, then, if I accept, tell my boss? Or should I return to HR if I accept and tell my boss second -- that doesn't seem right. Or should I conveniently forget my promise to HR - that seems simplest but leaves me with a bad feeling.