What is the consensus about bypassing HR in the job interview process when the hiring manager is known (either through a warm introduction or a cold call).?
(Independent Consultant/Advisor) | Aug 9, 2013
I have been in transition mode for 2+ years but keeping very busy with an array of interesting consulting projects. I have also been interviewing with companies that require HR to do the screening part of the process. Four out of the last five interviews I've had, my candidacy got stalled in this part of the process as HR did not pass me on to the hiring manager (even after lengthy interviews). I am interested in various points of view as to breaking the chain of command and going right to the hiring manager.