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How Much Notice Should I Give My Current Boss While Still Keeping My Future Employer Happy?

Managing Director, BCG Attorney Search
I just got an offer from the job I want and am ready to happily accept! My only concern is that I have a close working relationship with my managing partner and I am the only associate working with him. I’d like to give him ample time to replace me or at least find a temporary solution, but I don’t want the new job to think I’m not excited. How much notice should I give my current boss while still keeping my future employer happy?
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