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Is it ok to call the director of the department for which I applied to a job in?

I applied for a job last week. I called the human resources dept today to verify the position was still open and that my application was received. I did some research and found the name of the director of the department that the job was in. Is it inappropriate to call the director and introduce myself/ express my interest in the position?

Asked By: Angie L - 11/18/2009
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Yes. What you're planning to do could make your application at risk.
Answered By: Kim - 11/18/2009
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Yes. Leave him/her alone. If they want to hire you they'll call you.
Answered By: Common Sense - 11/18/2009
 
I would. Sometimes HR loses your application and it never gets where it needs to go.
Answered By: Mary S - 11/18/2009
 
I'd leave it alone. If they wanted to hire you; they will call.
Answered By: PhePhe - 11/18/2009
 
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