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Applied for an in-house position last week. I think I am a good fit. Haven’t heard from the big tech company. I briefly worked for the director of that group a few years back at a different law firm and we are connected on LinkedIn. Should I reach out to her? What should I say?

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“Hey [hopefully warm or at least luke warm contact], I hope you are well. I saw on LinkedIn that your group at [big tech company] has an opening and am very interested in the roll. Would you have [make your ask here - coffee; phone catch up; etc. to discuss the role].” If they bite, make the conversation 90% about catching up and learning about their life. Find organic inroads to discuss their work and possibly working with them during the conversation. You should reach out. Networking is the name of the game.

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I always feel weird about reaching out after no contact for a while, but this sounds like the way to do it!

Honestly you should have reached out to them before applying, but don’t let that stop you from doing so now.

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