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Old 06-24-2013, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Funkotron, MA
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So I applied for a job in my previous industry. (See thread: Career/Job Advice)

I worked at this location a year or two ago for a temporary assignment helping them out. I was there for a couple of weeks. They liked the work I did, and we all got along well. So when they get my resume, they'll recognize my name.

I have the email address of one of the people in the department the job is in, so I could get the supervisor's email through them.

My question is - is there any worth in emailing the supervisor telling him I've applied and am interested in the job?

He's obviously going to see the resume and remember my name. Would you view it as a good thing, too pushy, etc?
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:42 AM
 
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If you already have the Supe's email/contact info, then yes. If you have to get it and haven't corresponded before, I'd say no.
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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You shouldn't email the supervisor. But you should email the person you do know, and let them know you've applied and ask them to put in a good word for you.
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Funkotron, MA
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I like that idea. Much more informal and it's a way to still possibly have my name mentioned to the supervisor.
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:14 PM
 
Location: On the corner of Grey Street
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I would reach out to the person you do know. If they like you they might forward your email to the supervisor. Having someone vouch for you can make all the difference sometimes.
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Funkotron, MA
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To be honest though, the supervisor is more familiar with my work than the worker. I worked directly with him (supervisor) on several projects so he has a good idea of what I'm capable of and how I interact with others.

Just trying to think of the best methods to increase my chances.
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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To be honest though, the supervisor is more familiar with my work than the worker. I worked directly with him (supervisor) on several projects so he has a good idea of what I'm capable of and how I interact with others.

Just trying to think of the best methods to increase my chances.
If you know the supervisor, then it is probably ok to drop him (or her) a brief note. If you do not know them, then go through the person you do know.

People ask on this forum all the time what "networking" is. This is a perfect example.
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