Who Should I Contact Based On My Circumstances?

In Which Situations Should I Contact Internal Employees?

For some positions on USponsorMe, you see both buttons “Apply Now” and “Find Contacts.” We recommend you find contacts in order to get an internal referral instead of just applying in the case that your resume doesn’t match at least 75% of the job description.

For other positions on USponsorMe, you only see the button “Find Contacts“, which means we don’t recommend you apply online. Check here for more information about this. Instead of applying online, you should:

  • send by email your cover letter (in the body of your email) and resume (as an attachment) to internal recruiters if your resume matches at least 75% of the job description.
  • or get an internal referral instead if your resume doesn’t match at least 75% of the job description.

In both cases (reaching out to internal recruiters or getting an internal referral), you will need to find contacts who work at the concerned company, retrieve their social media profiles, and email addresses so you can be in touch with them.

Who Should I Contact?

Depending on the strategies explained above, your contacts search will be different.

For reaching out to internal recruiters, you will need to find internal recruiters at your desired company.

For reaching out to people who can become your internal referrals, you will need to find employees within the company that can refer you to internal recruiters.

Internal Recruiters

For finding internal recruiters, you should search for contacts by position title by typing the keywords: “talent acquisition” – “recruit” – “human resources”.

Internal Referrals

An internal referral is someone inside the company who refers you to the internal recruiter. More information here:

You won’t directly contact the internal recruiter because you want to be referred by someone inside the company. So instead of directly reaching out to internal recruiters, you will reach out to people who can become your referrals.

Watch this video to discover who can become your referral, and what position title you should search:

Once you have identified the position titles of people who can become your referrals, find them like this.

How To Reach Out People?

We provide you with the whole method of how to efficiently connect with people and convert them into your referrals in Academy, the Get an Internal Referral section.

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Sarah Papasodaro

Expat in the USA, CEO & co-founder of USponsor Me. My goal is to help you achieving your American Dream: living and working in the USA. :)

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