I started my first postdoctoral position one year ago in a new university. In two years (or so), I'd like to apply for another postdoc position in another university, in a research team that works on subjects that are quite similar to mine.
Sometimes (like once a year) I meet at conferences the group leader of this research lab to which I'd like to apply in two years.
If I met him again, should I tell my intentions to him? Should I say to him that I'd like to apply to his lab in two years?
For similar questions here on Academia, I read different points of view: some people wrote "It's better he already knows who you are when your resume will arrive on his desktop", while some other people say "The more you wait, the more scientific results and published papers you get, the better you resume gets... so it's better not to apply to early, when your resume is incomplete of your future accomplishments"
What do you think?