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I'm currently on the Bench, and may have just found a project which I'd like to join. Would it be okay to email a senior manager directly and ask for a quick conversation, or would it be better to wait for a formal requisition on the internal jobs position site?

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No man, ping people. If you wait for job postings you’ll be on the bench for a looooong time

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This. Ping and follow up. You gotta be like a sales person and sell yourself and then follow up. Once you have established relationships it’s easier…like any sales role.

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This is a good lesson in how things work. Always supplement or bypass formal processes with casual side discussions. Those “quick conversations” are where decisions are made.

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What does being “on the bench” mean? I’ve seen this term on here a lot but never heard of it at work?

When you’re not billable / on a project

Reach out to the SM and have the convo. Attach your resume a a couple sentences on fit. I’m sure they’re eager to staff the right person as well.

Showing interest and initiative is a good thing. Reach out.

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