Announcement of Availability
This communication to your network is usually done through email. It describes that your last job concluded, reminds people of your skills and interests, the possible roles you are seeking, what your target industries and companies are, and your professional competencies.

So after preparing your announcement, you will want to send it out to your network. As you expand your network, you will want to send the announcement out to your new contacts.

Here is a sample letter:


Dear Mitch,

I hope this finds you well.
Having recently wrapped up a long-term contract assignment with Bank of America, I desire to transition into full-time, permanent employment.

As I value our business relationship, I am seeking any connections you may have who may be fruitful in my continued search.

Experience and interest  span the areas of: IT Leadership, Project Management, Total Quality Management, Software Development, Quality Assurance and Business Analysis

Possible roles: Director, Vice President, or leader of a Project Management Office, Testing Organization or Applications Development Organization.

While I have significant industry experience in financial services and telecom, other industry interests include: Airlines, Heath Care, Green Energy/Environment, Technology (IT Services, Software Development) and Education

Professional Competencies:

  • Solid reputation for ability to bring together business and technology to deliver innovative and cost-effective solutions. Many organizations have IT gaps and value an experienced IT leader who can make them more effective.
  • Developed strategic technology plans and roadmaps in support of business plans and product markets, transforming these into executable programs and improvement projects that deliver on business goals and objectives.
  • Successfully drive projects within complex corporate environment while being sensitive to shared resources, client expectations and project milestones.

Thank you for your support. Please let me know if you have any thoughts on my pursuit. My resume is attached for your use in recommending connections.


Gerry Mann


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