Aug 23, 2018 - 08:14 PM
It is always best to initiate contact with your prospective interviewer with a phone call or email. State your name, your current job title or area of study and mention early on how you got the name and contact information of the person you’re addressing. Your potential interviewer may be more inclined to meet with you if you have a mutual acquaintance or existing knowledge of his or her professional career.
Emphasize you’re only seeking information and not employment to make any future conversations relaxed. Be realistic when asking for a meeting, specifying you are only looking to talk for about 15 minutes. If the meeting is going well, there is always the potential for it to last longer. Do as much research on the position and company as you can before initiating contact with someone. This prepares you if he or she is asks you questions on the spot.