How Frank Should I Be With My Network?

Dear Experts, I'm in a job I'm really trying to leave and I know it is important I utilize everyone in my network. My question is how frank should I be with some of the people in my network who work in my field but with whom I don't work very closely. For example, there are people I have drinks with at conferences and maybe have as Facebook friends but I don't see or speak to them very often. How do I let them know how eager I am to move on without dogging out my current employer or looking like a complainer? Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: Q#327 Be selective disclosing unless OK 4 ur boss 2 know; never dis current job; say u want new challenges. (@juliaerickson) Q#327 I think you need to make that judgment based on your relationship with each individual person. (@gradversity) Q#327 When n'working, don't B a jobseeker. Ppl will run. First connect re: info. Then, be frank if nec'y. (@keppie_careers) Q#327 B careful. Maintain a professional approach 2 ur search thru ur network. Express interest & nvr. complain. (@DebraWheatman) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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