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Subject:Re: Obtaining contracts From:Brian Gordon <elasticsoul2003 -at- yahoo -dot- ca> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Fri, 25 Aug 2006 14:23:47 -0700 (PDT)
Some large companies will only deal with recruiting companies - and often the company will have an approved list of these. If you apply any other way, you will be ignored. When I worked for a large American company in 2000, the company decided to go with such a list, and all existing contractors not with an approved vendor, so to speak, had to change. This is not uncommon.
What I think of the idea is another thing entirely. :-)
If you can network and find hiring managers at the companies you want to approach, they may refer you to one of their approved recruiters and then you'll have an 'in.'
All the best,
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From: James Barrow <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>
Before I landed a job with a large company, I contacted them directly.
They're IT Hiring Manager acted as if I had peeked behind the curtain to
look at the great Oz. She insisted that I go through a recruiter.
How do tech writers find and submit themselves to companies/contracts