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If a potential candidate has the contact information for a hiring manager in the company to which they wish to apply for a posted position, what is the protocol that should be followed?
[list]The potential candidate should avoid directly contacting the hiring manager and follow the standard process to apply for the position.
The potential candidate should try to find the contact in their network and seek an introduction?
The potential candidate should contact the hiring manager using a false pretense to gain visibility with him/her.
The potential candidate should contact the recruiter with whom they have an established relationship to handle the introduction.[/list:u]
Thanks,
CR

Mark's picture

CR-

This seems like an unusual set piece of a question.

The answer's easy... but why are you asking? Is this a real issue?

My apologies if my delay has made this OBE.

Mark

aspiringceo's picture

[quote="mahorstman"]My apologies if my delay has made this OBE.[/quote]

Sorry but what does OBE mean? The only two meanings that come to mind are "Order of the British Empire" & "Out of Body Experience"

Edmund

Mark's picture

OBE means Overcome By Events. Wither missed the deadline, or the situation has changed so much that the deadline is no longer relevant.

Sorry!

Mark

aspiringceo's picture

Excellent, thanks for the explanation.

Edmund

asteriskrntt1's picture

... it depends. Some managers love the fact that you have taken initiative and put out some effort to find them. Others want you to go through the system. Unless you know someone you trust who can tell you either way, you won't know until after the action is implemented.