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Perfect timing or terrible timing in informational interview request?

Was just browsing profiles on LinkedIn with the thought of learning more about an organization that I just applied to. Found a person who I have a number of connections in common with who may very well work in one of the departments that I applied for. Was thinking of sending this person an informational interview request but I don't want to come off as clandestinely seeking an "in" for an interview for this specific opening. Advice on whether/how to proceed? [more inside]
posted by thesnowyslaps on Jul 25, 2014 - 7 answers

I want you(r division) to want (to hire) me

A division of a very large company does exactly what I'd like to be doing with my career. I'm currently retraining in a way that aligns me more closely with what they do. In the past, I've asked individual practitioners or heads of small companies in my (previous) field out for coffee to ask them for advice and to see whether they might have any opportunities for which I could be a good fit, but I don't know how to do this with a large company. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 15, 2013 - 4 answers

Walking the line between job and informational interview

What to do in the not-quite-an-informational-interview, not-quite-a-job-interview situation? I have one of these tomorrow and I'm confused about how to approach it. (OK, "terrified of failing" is a better way of putting it.) [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Nov 12, 2012 - 5 answers

How to handle this situation professionally?

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. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Nov 9, 2012 - 4 answers

Standing out in an informational interview

Please help me rock this informational interview. Looking for any personal tips - something you were asked or discussed that blew your mind as an interviewer, or something that worked exceptionally well for you as an interviewee. [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on Nov 3, 2009 - 11 answers

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