It's been a long time goal of mine to work for the UW. I went to school there as an undergrad many years ago, and did not finish. I'd like to finish now with the tuition discount, and I have qualifications that apply for some positions - specifically computer applications and infrastructure. The problem is, I never hear anything back. Someone told me that listed positions are often made with people to fill them already in mind, but that some of them are still open to the public.
Is there anything I can do to help get my CV noticed? Would it be inappropriate to email persons in the departments I apply to with similar positions, to bring attention to my CV after it's been submitted?
Thank you for any advice.