Answered by John, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Wednesday, March 19, 2014
I would check to see if there was recruiter name attached to the job application first, because sometimes recruiters attach their contact information at the end of the posting. If you are still in school, I would recommend reaching out to career services or professors to see if they know anyone at the company that they can reach out to and put in a good word for you. In addition, many different companies visit schools throughout the academic year, so find out if the company you are interested in is planning a visit to campus in the near future. While LinkedIn is definitely a good place to also look, many companies are active on Twitter and Facebook now, so you can also look there for a possible contact. Good luck!