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Old 08-12-2010, 11:27 AM
 
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My brother has a contact at a company he deal business with on a monthly basis where I am trying to get a job at. My brother's contact knows the recruiter and gave my brother her information.

Would the recruiter be scared off if a stranger just calls her out of the blue for a job? How should go I by doing this since I do not know the middle person personally?

Thanks for the help
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Old 08-12-2010, 02:05 PM
 
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Default Depends on the details...

If this is the kind of job where pay is not great but lots of other things make it attractive, it may be smarter to use you friend to make a introduction.that way you break the clutter of lots of applicants.

Similarly if this is a relatively high paying job that has a lot of responsibility you could use your friend to introduce you to the recruiter to increase your credibility.

If it is a hard to fill position, maybe one that has a unique set of technical requirements, the recruiter will probably just be happy to have a qualified person contact them.

Makes sense?

This is pretty basic networking 101, but the idea is that you use your friends of friends in a way that helps others see you "know the ropes".
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Old 08-13-2010, 02:32 AM
 
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:34 PM
 
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Why don't you ask your brother if he could ask his contact to mention to the recruiter who you are and you will be contacting the recuiter.

That would break the ice and it wouldn't be a cold call.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:24 AM
 
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My brother has a contact at a company he deal business with on a monthly basis where I am trying to get a job at. My brother's contact knows the recruiter and gave my brother her information.

Would the recruiter be scared off if a stranger just calls her out of the blue for a job? How should go I by doing this since I do not know the middle person personally?

Thanks for the help
Just call the recruiter up and say you were referred to them by your brother who works with (name of the person). All recruiters are open to referrals! It's a warm lead and he/she should be happy to talk to you.
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:11 AM
 
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I would 1st call the contact, thank him/her, ask them a few questions about the company (that's job hunting 101) and then mention to the contact you will reach out to the recruiter yourself. Then contact the recruiter and mention you were referred by the contact. I think e-mail is preferable because you can attach your resume and it is less intrusive than a call from a stranger.
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:37 AM
 
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Lead's probably chilled a bit after 3 years.
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