- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
I am pretty savy about interviewing for jobs, but I don’t do as much networking as I ought to do, so I’m looking for some help. I found a position for which I’m qualified, but the market is very tight so I’m worried as to how I’ll make it through the horde. (I’ve had pretty good luck so far but not always, and I’d really like a shot at this one so I want to move it up from a “maybe” chance. I’ve been out of working in my field for 1.5 years now, and instead teaching law to undergrads, so I’ve got an uphill battle.) So I thought I might write to someone in the office that went to the same undergraduate school as me, two years prior to me, and ask for an informational interview. The woman works in a different area of law than I do, so our main connection is the undergrad (which is well-known for having one of *the* strongest alumni networks around).
Any suggestions on what to say to get the meeting? To say to hint I know they have an opening and maybe she can forward my resume on? (I thought I’d just let her know I applied to X opening in the beginning, and ask to meet to learn more about the firm culture and what it’s really like working there. Yes, no?)