Case Study. My pleasure to meet you too!
Fresh of graduation, you just created your brand new LinkedIn account.
You chose your favorite photo, you uploaded all of your titles and certificates, you asked your friends to help you validating your competences, and you’re doing the best as you can to maximize the visibility opportunities of your profile.
Not even two days after your first sign-in, a LinkedIn notification pops-up on your smartphone: a headhunter tracks down your account and, after introducing very briefly the company he/she works for, proposes you a first informal interview for a traineeship opportunity.
This catches you completely off guard: you know nothing about this person, you know nothing about this company, you know nothing about LinkedIn headhunting’s dynamics, at the same time the opportunity to secure a traineeship offer after just few days from your graduation is too tempting…
After thanking for the message, you start processing the idea that you cannot excel in your interview as long as you’re stuck in this information asymmetry.
A saying state: “in the era of information, remaining ignorant is a choice…”, with that in mind:
- What can you do to put you at ease?
- What other relevant information, beside offer and background of the company, can help building your awareness of the context?
- How can you really impress your recruiter?