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Hi all! I’m talking to someone tomorrow on the team for a role I’m super keen on. Luckily enough (not sure If this is good timing) when I reached out to them a few weeks ago and confirmed the time for us to connect, a job in their area opened up a few days later. I’m super keen on trying to push my application and ask about the role (already applied but without a referral :() How would you approach the conversation? I’m a little intimidated since it’s at a hot tech company and they’re MBB.

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I think its important to build rapport with them first. A couple ideas: Ask them about their career, and what was the impetus for them to shift into their current role. What excites them about whey currently do. I would position the 'pushing your app' as "What would you do if you were in my position". Nice people will then usually offer to check up on your application if they are in a position to do so. To prepare I would just list down a few questions for them (some broad and maybe some specific to show that you have done your research about the role / firm). Best of luck!

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Thank you! I tend to be a little shy on the ask for seeing how people can tangibly help me after the conversation, but will try to keep that in mind Mostly just super nervous rn. I haven’t felt this way for a networking call in awhile, but also my dream job (I think!) and the first person ever to get back to me from that area of the company!! I also don’t want to get to hopeful that they responded to me because they think I could be a good fit for that opening

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Thanks! 😊

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