Contacts: ask for preselect or just close consideration.

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Contacts: ask for preselect or just close consideration.

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:31 pm

I have strong contacts at many firms in my market and I go to a school with a hybrid lottery. Should I be asking them to tell recruiters to take a close look at me, or should I have them directly tell the recruiters to preselect me for an interview?

I'm leaning toward the preselect option.

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Re: Contacts: ask for preselect or just close consideration.

Postby piccolittle » Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:36 pm

How close are you with these contacts? I would seriously stay away from "telling" them to do anything. If I were you I would express a lot of interest in the firm and tell them you bid on them at the fair. If they can help you, they will.

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Re: Contacts: ask for preselect or just close consideration.

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:20 pm

The contact is someone who is very influential to a variety of firms for many reasons, and is willing to use that influence for my benefit. I realize this explanation is vague, but that is intentional.

Thus, the question is: Do I advise the contact to say "Hey, you should really take a close look at candidate X because of X reasons" or "Hey, you should tell your recruiter to preselect candidate X for X reasons."

Even a strong suggestion would not be insulting given the contact's influence.




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