Reaching out directly to HR

Analyst looking to lateral to a different market here; I applied to a job about a month ago and when I check the application status it says "not reviewed." I wanted to sort of poke HR to make sure they've looked at my resume. I have the company HR director's e-mail - does anybody have advice as how to approach this/what to say?

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Jun 7, 2017

Your best bet is to just send a polite email, something along the lines of

Hi xxx,

I just wanted to follow up to see if there was any interest in my resume. I'd be happy to answer any questions.

Best,
xxx

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Jun 7, 2017

Email the hr director and ask for an interview.

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Jun 12, 2017

Have you spoken to this HR person before? You applied to the job on an app system? Was anyone referring you or was this just a job you applied for?

Best bet is if someone was referring you, have them contact HR.

If not, then you could send an email to HR director, but I can guarantee that director has never heard of you and is not involved in any recruiting, so it's more a waste of time than anything.

Jun 12, 2017

I'd give them 5 working days.

Jun 12, 2017

Catching them on a good mood on a friday before memorial day? Upside / downside / experiences?

Thanks

Jun 12, 2017
cameronnebraska:

Catching them on a good mood on a friday before memorial day? Upside / downside / experiences?

Thanks

LOL! Have you ever dealt with HR at a bank before? Good luck catching them on a Friday before Memorial Day.

Whenever I call HR I don't even know what I really want to ask them because they never answer. All I do is prepare a short message that I want to leave on their voice-mail, because I know that I have at least 24 hours to come up with the questions that I really want to ask.

Jun 12, 2017

It's funny when people take the "my friend" approach, thinking their identity isn't already anonymous on an online forum.

Jun 12, 2017
giants92:

It's funny when people take the "my friend" approach, thinking their identity isn't already anonymous on an online forum.

You are a fucking idiot. WHAT DO I HAVE TO HIDE IN THIS POST? OH MY GOD I APPLIED FOR A JOB AT MORGAN STANLEY BUT I DON'T WANT ANYONE TO KNOW.

You want to know the truth? the whole conspiracy? Well my girlfriend is the person I'm talking about. I told her I'd ask this forum because there are a bunch of smart people on it.

THANKS FOR BEING THAT GUY

Jun 12, 2017

Haha. Just approach it politely and tell her that her friend suggested her for a position and that she is now contacting the HR lady. Make sure she attaches her CV and Cover Letter to the email along with a polite introduction to herself and how she should proceed.

Jun 12, 2017

Can anyone else, (thanks Walkio) offer some more advice?

Jun 12, 2017

HR is a major black hole. Try reaching out to your contacts at the bank.

Jun 12, 2017
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