I have a non-academic acquaintance who is at a senior position in the telecom industry. He might have good links in academia. I am thinking to ask him for suggesting or referring me to his contacts in academia for a post-doctoral position. I do not want any favor based on nepotism or anything like that, just a chance of getting my CV noticed.
I am confused about it being ethical or not. Maybe I am being too eager.
How can I approach my acquaintance about this without giving 'him' the feeling that I want his favor or that I want to use his name?
PS. It is about North American institutes.