How to handle this situation professionally?
November 9, 2012 10:19 AM Subscribe
I'm job hunting in a particular industry and doing a lot of informational interviews. I managed to arrange one with the Principal at a firm whose work intrigues me for the 21st of November. Yesterday I noticed that this same firm has a position that I'm qualified for, and I'd like to submit my resume and cover letter today. If I make it past the initial screening, will it appear that I scheduled the informational interview under false pretenses when I was really trying to score a job interview? How would I handle the question of my application in the interview, which I arranged weeks ago? Please give me your advice on how to handle this professionally.
posted by foxy_hedgehog to Work & Money (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This is a small enough firm that my guess is that candidates would likely be interviewed by the Principal in a second round interview, but large enough that their resumes are unlikely to be reviewed by him when they come in. I corresponded with the principal directly when I first contacted him, but all scheduling back-and-forth has been done by his assistant, and he probably won't remember me contacting him until I show up in his office.
Grateful for any and all advice!