Friday, January 31, 2014

How to network with people at the company where you're applying

Dana Manciagli

I just found a few positions at a company I want to work for and I even know two people who work there. I was thinking of shooting the two people my resume. Is that what I should do next?

Advice from Career Mojo

Want the short answer? No! But let me be a little more helpful.
First, never, ever, ever send your resume alone when applying to a job (unless the company limits you to a strict template) or when networking for someone’s help.

Here’s a better way to handle it:
  1. Apply via the company website
  2. Write a personalized letter to each of your network contacts,
  3. Follow up with your contacts seven working days later.

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