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What’s the best way to reach out to alumni if you’re interested in working at their company?

My answer to What’s the best way to reach out to alumni if you’re interested in working at their company? on Quora

Yes, it’s fine. Many tech companies have a referral bonus for employees that help them make a good hire, and any alumni you contact will be able to forward your details straight on to the recruiting department.

Just keep it short and to the point: “I found you in the XXX alumni directory, and I’m interested in finding out more about job openings at your company”. Include your CV and see what happens.

This is What’s the best way to reach out to alumni if you’re interested in working at their company? by Simon Willison, posted on 23rd November 2013.

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