Use headhunter as well as the boss-approved method to get an interview?
September 18, 2013 7:24 PM Subscribe
I was contacted about a job with a company by a HR recruiter (not from that company) on LinkedIn. I was aware of this job from the company’s website and also I have a friend who is working at that company in a peer position. That friend said he spoke to his boss, and his boss said I should apply for the job via the company's website, so I did. Would there be any benefit following up with the HR recruiter from LinkedIn anyway?
posted by anonymous to work & money (7 answers total)
I received a LinkedIn email from a recruiter asking me if I was or knew of anybody who was interested in a certain position at a company. I did not respond to that recruiter because I was aware of the job because I had seen it on their website and also because my friend works in the same position.
I called my friend and asked him if he knew anything about the job. He said he thought it was filled, but that he would ask his boss, the manager of the position in question. He spoke to his boss and his boss said they were still looking and that I should submit a resume via the company’s website.
I submitted my application a week ago, and I can tell from the company’s website that it has not been reviewed yet. Now I’m thinking that maybe I should call the HR recruiter so that I have two lines into this job. Would that be a good move or bad move? I have not followed up with my friend yet because I don’t want to be a PITA, but maybe that would be a better next move.
What do you think my next step should be in this case?