Thanks all for the comments, so far!Difficulties in networking including trolling too often.Similar 'principal' to references, IMHO. That is, thenetwork and the references will get tired and non-responsiveif contacted repeatedly for assistance. At some point, youhave to be able to give back to the network; and you cannotdo that without a position of strength. A rather crudeexample: if you want to lose your circle of friends andacquaintences really fast, become a Tupperware or HerbalLifedistributor...and spin circles.Anyway, back on topic. I am a longstanding member of several professional organizations: IEEE, ASQ, PMI, IFMA, etc. Nothingreally every shows up there in the positions section. Ditto my20 year relationship with Rotary and 40 year relationship withScouting. It really is a 'quid pro quo' world. And, it generallyoperates only when the two parties are on a peer level, particularlyrelated to employment.When I had a very senior position at a once highly regarded company,I could call "Rod", and he could call me, and we would work onitems of mutual interest. Now, Rod has maintained his position as the Director of HR, and I am out looking. When he replied to my recentemail about putting my resume in front of the hiring authority at hiscompany, he pleaded ignorance of what I was asking.Now on to the headhunter issue. Maybe I was fuzzy or too much tequila.Nick strongly suggests that a focused advocate "in the business"is the key to obtaining employment for most management level job seekers. In that I read "headhunters". In my case, the network is busted. So, I need an advocate. However, one of the posted responses to my initial post said something to the effect that headhunters come looking for you. Again, back to my Rod story. When you are not already employed in a high visibility position, you are not in a headhunter's usual field of vision.What I am wanting Nick to do is build a map that clearly shows one or more high percentage probability paths to re-employment success. Again,I do not want to go into detail about my personal demographics or work history, but it is incredibly standard stuff: middle-aged white guy with advanced degrees and only three employers in 31 years.I do not want a rehash of what was salient in 1996 when Nick wrote hisbook (which was never revised according to Amazon). WE need a new plan, guys! I'm out of ideas.
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