Unsolicited applications - thoughts on sending resume to a partner directly versus to a generic HR contact?
Which is likely to gain more traction?

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As someone who has done this on more than one occasion, I can tell you that, if it is a big firm, most likely it will not get past their assistant/secretary who filters such emails. You will not be blacklisted, so my advice is to send the email directly first 😁

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Thank you! That’s my worry - I will approach partners directly!

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Get someone to refer you. I was once rejected by a firm in-house recruiter, found a partner contact at same firm, then got an offer from that firm after that partner referred me. I had someone else in my network intro me to the partner; I didn’t cold email or call them.

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Please do yourself a huge favour and hire a great headhunter. Let them advise you and guide you through the process.

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