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UnexpectedSong
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Default  Posted: 2:51 AM, September 3rd (Tuesday)

A colleague from 20 years ago sent me a job link and I have subsequently spoken to one of her managers. This manager has asked me to fill out their application online and has given me some ideas on what to highlight on my resume. In my application, should I reference that I have spoken to these two people?


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homewrecked2011
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Default  Posted: 3:42 AM, September 3rd (Tuesday)

No, I wouldn't, but I would ask the colleague if you can name him/her as a reference on the app.

I think you should just fill it out as they suggest and when the app arrives, they will probably let HR know they know someone they really want for the job---you!

[This message edited by homewrecked2011 at 3:43 AM, September 3rd (Tuesday)]


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UnexpectedSong
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Default  Posted: 4:56 AM, September 3rd (Tuesday)

Ah good idea. I'll ask if I can name her as a reference.

I want this job so much that I hyperventilate when I think of it!


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aesir
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Default  Posted: 5:00 AM, September 3rd (Tuesday)

Perhaps one sneaky suggestion if you think the manager was inclined towards hiring you.
After you have finished the application, send an email to the manager thanking them for their assistance with regards to the application. This will let them know that the application has been completed, and remind the manager of you and your interest, allowing them to contact HR regarding your application.


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UnexpectedSong
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Default  Posted: 8:11 AM, September 3rd (Tuesday)

That's not sneaky. Simply good manners, I should say!


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tushnurse
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Default  Posted: 8:42 AM, September 3rd (Tuesday)

I would mention their names if there is a space how did you hear about this position. Which most applications now have. I would also use the friend as a reference, but make sure that it is a professional one, not personal.

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ajsmom
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Default  Posted: 9:47 AM, September 3rd (Tuesday)

Absolutely mention their names.

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StrongerOne
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Default  Posted: 8:26 PM, September 3rd (Tuesday)

It's fine to open a cover letter with a statement like, SoAndSo has encouraged me to apply for..

It won't get you the job, or even the interview, but it ups your chances of getting your résumé looked at. Networking. Use it to your advantage!


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UnexpectedSong
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Default  Posted: 3:48 AM, September 4th (Wednesday)

It turned out that you email a resume and cover letter and I couldn't figure out a good way to mention my friend, ... so I didn't. But I did email my friend to let her know I applied.

Now I'm on pins and needles.


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