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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Recently, a list of companies that have the happiest employees was circulated online. The companies were commended on their ability to promote a healthy work environment and sustain work-life balance. Pfizer came out on top with Kaiser Permanente coming in second, followed by Texas Instruments. Looking at these lists, one wonders how these companies are able to promote such a positive productive environment for their employees.

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