A few years ago, I worked at company X. Recently, my old boss reached out to me and asked me if I'd like to apply for a full-time position. He's still working at company X.
I am going to let him know that I sent in my application in a separate email, and ask him to put a good word in with HR.
My question now is: Should I also CC him the email I'm sending to HR? Or should I BCC it, or just Fwd: it along with the separate email I'm sending him anyways?
(I'm in Europe, and there is no online application process, just email.)
EDIT: For some large companies, it's would also be possible to send it to the boss, and for him to forward/submit it internally as a recommendation. That would be clearly be the best preferred process. However, in my case I think that this is not really the best option, as I more or less know everyone involved (including HR).