There is a certain state agency that I would really like to work for. I happen to have a fair number of dealings with a particular office of their’s, and last week, during conversation with a paralegal there, she mentioned that she would be leaving soon so she had been swamped lately since she was getting ready to transition out at the end of the month.
At which point I wondered if there is a polite way to ask an almost-total stranger if you can have their job.
Probably not, right?
Especially not when you’ve been calling them with all kinds of dumb questions and generally sounding like a moron who doesn’t know anything about anything?
But you better believe that I’m stalking the agency website, waiting for her job to be listed. Even if it is a paralegal position, it’s probably a really good way to get a foot in the door of the agency. Or at least get that fancypants health insurance stuff.
Any other suggestions on how to get inside information or a foot through the door?