I was terminated without cause from a job that I didn't really like. I found the workplace to be toxic with internal politics. Nevertheless there were some people, in other departments, that I worked well with and got along with fine.
- Should I now add them on LinkedIn?
- Should I ask if I could use them as a reference?
- I have heard that in this day and age finding a job has more to do with networking than it does with merit. Should I ask my former co-workers if they have any suggestions for potential job openings? Should I tell them I'm no longer working there? What if they ask?
In general, when is the right time to add a colleague on LinkedIn?