Secrets of the Job Hunt


Friday, June 17, 2005

Job search secret: Making First Contact

Web-based job listings can make it hard to make contact with someone at a company. To get the hiring manager's contact information, you can:

  • use search engines to query specific companies for their leadership roster;
  • search company Web site for management information (i.e., type in human resource manager, director or manager using the company web site search engine);
  • conduct an electronic search of business papers, trade journals and company white papers for key contact information;
  • call the company directly and ask the operator or department secretary for the names of department heads;
  • use your network (i.e. to access insider information on leadership comings and goings.

Being resourceful is a key ingredient in any successful job search.

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