Are you watching job announcements these days to discover:
- who is getting promoted
- who is moving to a new organization
- who is retiring?
I saw an announcement last week about a former colleague’s promotion in an industry e-newsletter. I quickly sent him a congratulatory e-mail. No surprise, his former position is now posted on the company job board.
So, I recommend that you take the time to monitor these announcements – in newspapers, company and professional association websites, professional journals and industry e-newsletters. They may be opportunities for you:
- to re-ignite your connections with past colleagues,and other people in your network (They may need your help in their new position.); and
- identify positions that may be open now so you can quickly jump on the opportunity.