In game shows, contestants who feel stumped are allowed one lifeline call to ask for help. Suppose you're out of work and frustrated about having disappeared from sight in your industry. This time, you can make as many as 20 calls. Who do you contact? I put that question recently to Ron Drabkin, one of Silicon Valley's nimblest job finders. Back in the 1990s, Ron worked for a typical big company (in his case, Intel, the microchip company.
How to Stay Visible If You’re Out of Work