How to Network
Your Own Job Hunt
December 4, 2007; Page B1
An email that a veteran marketing executive recently blitzed to 12,000 contacts begins: "On Sept. 11, to my complete and utter surprise, I was terminated..."
She identified her ex-employer and why the small market-research firm fired her. Copies of her message inadvertently landed in her old boss's inbox, prompting the company to make her sign a separation agreement limiting how she spoke about her departure, her attorney said.
The otherwise effective technique could have been hassle-free. Broadcasting bad news about your job is a bad idea. "I am a prolific networker,'' the dismissed executive said in an interview. But in hindsight, she concedes, the emotionally charged email "wasn't the most professional or politic way to do it."[...]
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