I’ve just been offered a job (that doesn’t start for a while). It’s full time, my first potential full time gig in years (I’ve been doing freelancing and contracting in the meantime). Because of the company size and industry, it’s also not as good as any other job I’ve had before (in terms of general interest in the industry and work — although since the work is still in my general wheelhouse I don’t think I’ll suffer too much in it, rules, commute, pay and benefits, and more). But then, it’s a FULL TIME JOB.
BUT, one of the things I was told is that this company specifically wants someone who’ll stick with them in the long term and train up. I’ll be looking to bolt when and if I can get a job in my preferred industry (in fact, I just sent in resumes to a couple a few days before I got the job offer).
So I ask, do I owe the company any kind of warning of this? Am I obligated to stop pursuing other jobs (especially the ones I just applied for, which I may not see progress on for weeks, if indeed there’s any at all) for any amount of time because of this?