Many job seekers are unaware of the extended access that their contacts bring to the table. Your contacts’ history of employment -- an older, but still viable secondary network -- can generate opportunities for you.
It’s true, their influence at the company they left a while back may be limited, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help you. They have experienced the hiring process, they are familiar with the organizational structure, and they may even know who to talk to.
Worksolver’s ability to link any number of companies to a contact keeps you aware of this secondary network. As you get to know your contacts, ask about their employment history. You never know when it may come in handy.