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Old 10-11-2018, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Would like to get some advice for my daughter. She currently works as a contractor for a large corporation and has applied for a different position within the corporation (non-contractor position).

Since she is already working within the company, she has access to people within the department where the new job is. One of her previous managers suggested she send an email to the hiring manager regarding the position - she doesn't know if she should do this and if she does, what would she say in the email?

She did apply directly via the corporate website but knows that they receive hundreds of applications and wants to figure out how to get her app in the hands of someone in the department. (She has the name and email/phone of the hiring manager in the department.) It's not an internal job posting for her as she is a contractor so her app goes through the same portal as outside hires.

Any advice or suggestions for her? Also - what to say in the email and does she attach her resume directly?
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:06 PM
 
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It would be better if someone from the company told the hiring manager, "Hey, Suzzy applied for the job; you should look at her resume. She would be a good hire."
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:16 PM
 
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Why can't the former manager vouch for her and personally hand in the resume on her behalf?

That's how I got my current job. I knew someone working there and he personally handed the hiring manager my resume with a glowing recommendation.

Anyways:


Sample Email Cover Letter Message for a Hiring Manager
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:43 PM
 
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Would like to get some advice for my daughter. She currently works as a contractor for a large corporation and has applied for a different position within the corporation (non-contractor position).

Since she is already working within the company, she has access to people within the department where the new job is. One of her previous managers suggested she send an email to the hiring manager regarding the position - she doesn't know if she should do this and if she does, what would she say in the email?

She did apply directly via the corporate website but knows that they receive hundreds of applications and wants to figure out how to get her app in the hands of someone in the department. (She has the name and email/phone of the hiring manager in the department.) It's not an internal job posting for her as she is a contractor so her app goes through the same portal as outside hires.

Any advice or suggestions for her? Also - what to say in the email and does she attach her resume directly?
You've come to the right place! A friend of mine went through this very same thing.

He was working through a staffing firm at a large company, and saw a job posting in another area for a full-time direct position with the company. He applied for it and then contacted the hiring manager directly through e-mail, and this is key, using the company's e-mail address he used as a contract employee. This way it showed as internal e-mail, not someone on the outside. They feel more comfortable if they are dealing with someone who is already working in the company in some role. He wrote an e-mail to the hiring manager saying he was working in XYZ area now as a contractor and was very interested in this position he applied for in the hiring manager's group. Adding that this other hiring manager (their peer) suggested applying for this job. He got back e-mail from the hiring manager saying who to talk to schedule an interview. He ended up getting the job. He told me all about this because he said normally it took months to even get an interview scheduled.

What your daughter should say in the e-mail is pretty much what I mentioned above, but also to highlight her qualifications for this job and to talk about what she finds interesting about it and how she can make a great contribution.

Also, always use references as many as possible that are great references of employees already working in the company especially in management. Let us know how it goes!
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Thanks! I've passed your comments along to my daughter. Fingers crossed!
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