I Built a Network–Now How Do I Use It?

by Evil HR Lady on September 21, 2010

I’m looking to make a career move and am thinking about contacting the HR representative from an internship position I once held. She now works for another company, and it’s a place I’d like to work. What is the etiquette for contacting her? When I began the internship, we quickly found out that we had lived in the same dorm in college, and we’re now “Facebook friends.” But the fact is, we haven’t spoken since my internship ended.

What is the appropriate way to contact someone that previously hired you?

I Built a Network–Now How Do I Use It?

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michelle September 23, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Since you are friends on Facebook, you could start looking over her updates and comment on something to start the chit chat back up. Then you can approach her about the company. Remember, you should give as well as take, even if it's a little interest in what they have been doing.

You may also want to look into a LinkedIn account. The connections there are more business oriented and it's more acceptable to approach an old contact regarding business.

Michelle
@NirvanaJobs
https://nirvanajobs.com

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