So, you’re on LinkedIn and you notice that an old co-worker or boss works at one of the companies you’re interested in. Great!
There’s only one issue: you haven’t been in contact with this person in years. So, how should you reach out?
Having a strong connection within the company you’d like to work for is key in landing the job. Even if the person you know doesn’t have final say in the hiring process, they can recommend you or direct you to someone in the company that could help you through the application/interview process.