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Contacting Previous Employers for Jobs and Job Leads

published January 19, 2013

By Harrison Barnes, CEO and Founder - BCG Attorney Search left
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From the Job-Club point of view, a previous employer can offer especially valuable assistance in your job search. Traditionally, however, former employers usually are not contacted. Job seekers often balk at the idea of making this contact—they feel that they don't want to do the same work; that a return to an old employer is an admission of failure; that they now have new skills; that a past employer did not like them that well; or that the past employer is located in an area far from where a job is now desired.

But if some, or even all, of these facts are true, former employers can still help you get ready. More than anyone else, they are familiar with your skills and work habits, as well as with you as a person. In the Job-Club approach, you contact all previous employers even if they can help in only one way.

How can former employers help

The obvious way in which former employers can help is to hire you for the same job. But even if they don't do this, or if you don't desire it, previous employers can help in many other ways. For example, they can write an open letter of recommendation, which, because it describes your actual work habits, will be especially meaningful to a new employer. In addition, they may have a different type of job available in their companies, in a different department, or in a different branch (if it is a large company). Almost certainly, they will be in a position to suggest other possible employers who might be hiring. Let's take a look at each of these possibilities.

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