I am networking when I apply for positions at certain companies. I found an alum who is a vp of sales and I thought about reaching out to ask him how he likes the company and the city he lives in.
Given that I am taking a rather aggressive apply & say hi maneuver, I wonder if he would be put off by this. Second, since he works in a whole different role, I wonder if he would view this as me screwing with his time.
This is not the first time I see an alum in a different role at company that is recruiting for the position I am seeking. What is the general consensus on networking with alumni in a department different from your target?
While I reached out to him I was considering simultaneously reaching out to a person who is directly in the finance role I am targeting.