In looking to connect with a potential employer, think about who has the power to hire you. If you work in operations for example, then the management levels of Operations include Operations Manager, Regional Manager, Operations, Director and VP, Operations. The logical hiring power is the person who has the line authority to hire you.
Direct approaches to these individuals through telephone contacts obtained via Google
and other online research helps to target the manager who best understands the value of
your experience, knowledge and skills.
It is both courteous and in your interests to send your resume to the line manager and the
company’s human resources manager. The HR department is aware of other potential
hiring opportunities within the organization.