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Would it be weird if I reached out to someone who sort of triggered my interest in a career path? This someone has an internal C level position at my company.

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Not weird at all! That’s how I found my calling - I briefly interacted with someone whose job I didn’t understand but found very cool. I shared that sentiment with her. A year later, she was promoted to run the department. She remembered me and called to asked if I was interested in transferring over as her backfill. That was 13 years ago and I still find the job very very cool. If I hadn’t taken the chance to reach out, who knows where my career would be today?

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Thanks for sharing your story, that is awesome!

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I want to give an update that I ended up reaching out to this individual, and we ended up exchanging emails as well as meeting up (virtually). The individual was so nice and down to earth, gave me some really great advice. Literally huggable. I think we may end up building a mentorship relationship.

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It would be a failure on your part to not reach out.

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