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Is Asking firm Partner for Help in a Job Hunt a Wise Move?

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Managing Director, BCG Attorney Search
I am planning to look for a job here in Dallas. My partner is somewhat aware that I've been unhappy with my hours. I think he would help me find another position since he has so many connections here in town and is generally a nice guy. Should I let him know I am looking for a new position and see if he will help me?
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