What follow up is recommended after submitting an application and resume (before being contacted by the organization)?
I'm presently applying for a job with an organization I've worked for before in the same role but in a different division. I know the name of the hiring manager and I have his email address and can call and be transferred to him but I have never met him. I understand all communication is supposed to go through Human Resources. The application/resume was submitted Thu 3/5 (four days ago) and I understand there is one other candidate in serious consideration. With this in mind should I follow up? With Human Resources? Can I contact the hiring manager directly? What should I ask or say?
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