I currently work for a Contract Research Organization (CRO) in WI generating pricing and proposals for preclinical drug development work. I'm being sought after by another CRO in the state of WA to do essentially the same job. This CRO is much smaller and in a different area of the US but I know that clients and services would overlap. I technically did not sign a "non-compete" but the Confidentiality and Restrictive Covenant I signed has a "conflict of interest" section that seems to say I will not compete or do business with customers of my current employer. But then there is a clause that says "...provided, however, that nothing in this agreement should prohibit or restrict me from being employed by a competitor of **** or otherwise."