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Old 01-08-2016, 05:43 PM
 
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so why don't you just drop off hard copy of resume at HR office directly? Or with the hiring manager? I've done that in past and got the jobs doing so. It isn't like you have to rely on someone just to drop off your mail/resume. Do it yourself and while there, get to know the people and what they are looking for, then at interview, you have a step up on other people.
Good luck getting through security to get to my company's HR in the corporate office. It resides in a skyscraper.
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Old 01-08-2016, 05:55 PM
 
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No, nothing happens automatically, and it's certainly not the only way. But it can't hurt.
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Old 01-09-2016, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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It worked for me at my last job. I went through HR twice and got rejected. Then my friend who worked at the company talked to a supervisor about me and gave her my resume. The supervisor interviewed me and liked me. She told HR to hire me and that was that.

I believe I didn't pass HR due to my age at the time which was mid 50's. The supervisor was my age. Whatever the reason, I got the job and had a long and successful career at a company where I had been turned down twice going through "normal" channels.

And if it makes a difference, this was a fairly large company. The home office where I worked had over 200 people working there.
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Old 01-09-2016, 07:45 PM
 
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Definitely not the only way to get a job. Perhaps more likely in some cases. I think if you are qualified AND you know someone, it can improve your chances. There are a lot of factors involved, however. The skill needed for the job, the patience/motivation of the hiring personnel, personnel's experience with previous hires, the qualifications of the applicant, the type of relationship the applicant has with "higher ups," the politics of the work place.... the list goes on and on. I do think networking can help your chances. I know I've gotten several jobs because of a combination of a) my networking and b) my track record in these jobs. I've also gotten several jobs just because I was in the right place at the right time, and other jobs because I was just the applicant they chose (I am assuming because I was the best applicant).
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Old 01-11-2016, 11:49 AM
 
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Good luck getting through security to get to my company's HR in the corporate office. It resides in a skyscraper.
Agreed, my experiencing has being that outside of some retail/ fast food places , there is no way you are going to get past security, past the receptionist etc... to personally hand in your resume to a hiring manger.
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