If you know someone inside hiring organization, avoid perception of circumventing search process; tell recruiter of your connections
Friel (left) and Martin
July 13, 2018
Question: I have strong connections to an organization that I’ve heard is hiring. How do I effectively use my network and not seem like I am “going around” the recruiter?
By not “going around” but instead working with the recruiter.
Before a search is public the recruiter and the hiring organization have invested a great deal of time in defining the role and the ideal qualifications to fill the position. If the recruiter determines you to be a good potential candidate, you should alert them to any connections that you have in the hiring organization. The recruiter can then help the client establish that internal feedback loop to support your candidacy.