A week or so ago I linked in with an HR manager at a company that had advertised a job for which I was way overqualified. I didn’t apply for that one but thanked the guy for accepting my invitation and told him I’m available if anything in middle management came up.
Got a call from him yesterday and had a great phone interview. He’s put me on the short list of people for the hiring manager to meet with in a couple of weeks.
It’s not a win – that only happens when I get a job. But, it’s sure a great way to get motivated for more hunting.