The Instant Best Friends Technique
If you are someone who has a gift for making friends with the friendless or have been known to strike up conversations with total strangers, feel free to reach out and make an instant friend. Even Fraulein Frieda is open to gabbing now and then. An especially effective tactic is to ask for her advice on how to reach the Hiring Manager. If you are sincere in your approach, you may gain an ally in the very person you previously considered your greatest roadblock.