So, here are some ways to get the all coveted grail: THE NAME.
- Call The Receptionist. Try calling the receptionist at the company where you are applying.
- Ask To Be Directed To The HR Department.
- Use Social Media.
- Find A Listing Of Senior Management.
- Network With Everyone You Know.
- Use Hoovers.
- Get A Trade Publication.
Is it OK to contact hiring manager directly?
It is absolutely awesome to contact the hiring manager directly! Do the work and take the time to craft an email that gets you a meeting or coffee with the hiring manager. Worst comes to worst, the hiring manager will forward you to the recruiting manager.
What if I don’t know the name of the hiring manager?
“If the hiring manager’s name is nowhere to be found and the company is unwilling to give you his or her name, you should use ‘Dear Hiring Team’ in your cover letter salutation,” she says. “By addressing your cover letter to the hiring team, you increase your chances of getting it in front of the right pair of eyes.”
How do you approach a hiring manager?
Let the hiring manager know you have applied and reiterate your interest in the job. Mention one or two of your key qualifications to demonstrate why you are an ideal candidate for the position. Keep your message as specific and concise as possible.
Who is the hiring manager?
The hiring manager is the employee who requested a new position to be filled. Or, the hiring manager is the person who asks for an employee to fill an open job. Whatever their daily duties, they are a key member of an employee recruitment team.