art of the interview process, so they can offer early and start that notice period as soon as possible.
Don't know what the US is like, but notice periods are often contractual over here in the UK, and if someone has been in a role a while (and definition of "a while" can vary, can be as little as 12 months) notice periods of three months are not uncommon.
Some employers will be flexible...but then on the other hand you get the "exclusivity" clause in contracts, particularly in sales or product development roles, that states people cannot work for direct competitors for certain periods.
I know there is the opinion that this last is legally unenforcable (is that even a word?), but I think a few have been made to stick.…