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What kind of meeting is it when an agency recruiter asks to meet in person instead of a call and hasn't disclosed if there's an opportunity available yet? Do I ask if there is/what the opening is?

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You say... I’m excited to chat and meet in person as I’m extremely interested in working with your company someday (even if it’s not 100% true). Just curious, is there an open role you think I might be a good fit for? Still would love to talk either way, just want to be properly prepared. Thanks! Chances are they have an open role. It takes a lot of time and energy to meet with someone in person, and with how busy people are they aren’t going to waste their time. But there’s no harm asking. They should want you to be prepared and in the right mindset.

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Always ask what the meeting is in regards to / what you should expect will be covered - nobody goes to a meeting without knowing why. There is nothing wrong with asking. You should. Don't agree to it until you know what it is. How can you possibly be prepared for it otherwise? Also any normal and professional and legitimate person would tell you this in advance of you even asking. It's already a little shady if they don't.

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When a recruiter or hiring manager is interested in meeting you, job or no job, it’s a very good thing. It’s called networking, and you should try to keep in touch so when the time come comes for them or someone else you can be top of mind. Relationships, relationships, relationships, relationships...

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☝️ piggybacking on what AD1 said — from the shadiness of the question I’m guessing this “interview” is with a recruiting company an not an actual agency?

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Thank you! It's very helpful advice. Hard to know what can be addressed when information isn't forthcoming from a recruiter.

Jesus, why aren't they being clear about why you're being asked to meet? Totally looney. I mean, of course meet with them, but not before you know what the hell you're walking into.

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