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Use headhunter as well as the boss-approved method to get an interview?

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? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2013 - 7 answers

I don't know if she's a good secretary, but she wrote a great paper on Nietzsche...

Quick reference etiquette question: Is it weird to use a professor as a reference for a job unrelated to academic studies? What is the best way to ask them? [more inside]
posted by vanitas on Apr 3, 2012 - 9 answers

How to double-check my job references?

I recently got turned down for a job I thought was a slam dunk, and am now really concerned about the quality of my references. Going forward, is there any way to check the quality of what people would say about me, or negotiate to improve whatever negative opinions they might have? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2009 - 9 answers

I don't know why I can't think two steps ahead...

How do I get references for a second job (one I'd leave my current job for, not a concurrent one)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2009 - 4 answers

Should I quit my job?

It's very possible I'll be fired from my job next Wednesday. Should I resign before then? What should I tell prospective employers? [more inside]
posted by hamster on Jun 15, 2006 - 38 answers

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