How to Get Contact Information for Corporate HR Departments

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How to Get Contact Information for Corporate HR Departments. Nothing helps a job hunter get the "in" they need more than having the name of a contact when sending a cover letter or job application. Need to get the hiring manager's name and personal contact information? Here are some tips to help you get the name of a hiring manager at the company you are interested in working for.

  • Pick up the phone. Get the company's phone number and go through the phone menu until you reach a receptionist or operator, then just ask the receptionist for the name of the person in the human resources department that accepts resumes and job applications. If you are polite and don't rush the receptionist, you may get a name!

  • Use LinkedIn. Most people are on this social networking website for professional services, and the site has a search function that will let you search based on a title or company. Peruse it and try to find the contact this way!

  • Comb the website. Most corporate websites have a career page, which could include the name and contact information for the HR person you need. Otherwise, check out the corporate public relations page, because you may find a press release related to personnel with a quote from the HR Manager. If so, there's your guy or gal!

  • Do a search. Sometimes you can find a contact by searching "human resources" in quotes along with the name of the company. You may find the name of the HR Manager speaking in trade publications or in other articles on the web. Also, you can find valuable contacts in the marketing collateral for industry trade events. A general search goes a long way.

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