/ Asked by ari
I applied for a position I was interested in through a job recruiter. I interviewed with the recruiter and she told me she will pass on my resume and portfolio to the client and will let me know if they will be interested in an interview. Days later I found the same job on LinkedIn but the actual hiring manger for the company posted the job. I applied. Would it be wrong to message the manager about me working with the job recruiter too?
Answered by Courtney, Hiring Expert at ADP, on Thursday, June 16, 2016
Great question!  If you have applied for the same role twice, that should reflect in their applicant tracking system so don't be surprised if you don't hear back from the recruiter again.  If you want to message the hiring manager, you should mention that you have already interviewed with the recruiter.  Good luck!
Answered by Lori, Hiring Expert at Cigna, on Thursday, June 16, 2016
This is a great question that I think happens fairly frequently. From your question, I wasn't certain if you were saying the recruiter was a corporate recruiter for the company or an agency recruiter who had the company as her client. If you interviewed with the corporate recruiter, you want to make sure you reach back out to her and let her know that you saw a similar role on LinkedIn and applied and wanted to let her know. Since the corporate recruiter and the hiring manager are working together, you want to ensure they are on the same page with your candidacy and the corporate recruiter will appreciate your honesty. It will also provide you with a way to follow up on your candidacy for the opening. If it is an agency recruiter that you interviewed with, it can get a trickier. Some agencies have contracts set up with clients that once they present a candidate to them; the client can only work with the candidate through the agency for a set period of time. If this is the case, then the hiring manager will not be able to work with you directly. If the agency recruiter doesn't have a contract with the client, then you are free to reach out directly to the hiring manager on LinkedIn. I would recommend that you let both the hiring manager and recruiter know that you are very interested in the opportunity and aren't sure if it is the exact same role you already interviewed for, but you are very interested in the company and the role.
All the best! 
Answered by Charlene, Hiring Expert at Gap Inc., on Tuesday, June 21, 2016
It's always great to make as many connections as possible when interviewing and in this case I would make sure they were aware that you had previously applied for the role with the recruitier, however when seeing the role posted you wanted to ensure that you didn't let the opportunity pass to speak with them directly.  Make sure and also let the recruiter know that you will be reaching out directly to the hiring manager, and you may ask about the progress they had made with your resume and this company.  Good Luck
Answered by Monica, Hiring Expert at HP Enterprise, on Monday, August 29, 2016
Hi there!

I don't see it being an issue to be up front about your situation. Maybe it would help them make a decision - but I think if you are working with the hiring manager, he/she may have more pull to get you the job if they are interested in hiring you. 
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