I am currently networking with people who are interested in helping me get to the next level of my career (proof positive that the conversation tools work) and I am getting some conflict in advice. I am not available to transfer from my current position until May of next year (I have to stay in my current position for a certain amount of time before I can inter-company transfer) and I have been given the opportunity to speak with the hiring manager of the person who would be hiring for the future position that I am aiming for. One of the individuals has said that I should not discuss this until I am available for transfer whereas the other says that I should talk to the hiring manager now. The fear from the previous person is that if I communicate my willingness to move up then my current manager may find out and react negatively. Is there any advice out there as to how I should proceed? Should I take the one gentleman up on his offer or wait until I am in a position to move?