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December 6, 2011 5:16 AM Subscribe
Is it okay to call ahead to get details about a job posting before I submit a resume?
posted by Tehhund to Work & Money (9 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
(some relevant-but-not-necessary background in my last question
I currently have a good job that I'm happy with, but for personal reasons I'm looking at a job in a new city. The job description sounds like something I am interested in and can do (it would be a step up, but a seemingly achievable one), but as I write my cover letter I find that I really want more details about the job. Is it ever a good idea to call an HR department and ask for details, or ask to speak to the manager who will manage my position? It's a large hospital, so I don't know how to track down the person who would be my boss other than to call HR and ask questions about the job. But do HR departments ever help candidates understand a job posting before
the candidate has submitted a resume and cover letter? Or will I mark myself as "that weird guy who called ahead" and get my resume thrown out of the pool of applicants?