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Mobydick100 Sun 15-Apr-18 21:19:59

Asking for a friend....
She's seen a job advertised...pay is about £25-30,000 p.a. Public sector. Local authority. Is it worth calling department and asking if she can visit department or is that a pointless/ stupid thing to do? Job involves doing home visits in deprived area... worth meeting manager before, hopefully making a good impression and learning more about job? Do people do this? Would it be looked on positively or just wasting everyone's time?
Thanks.

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vanillasky1001 Sun 15-Apr-18 21:22:33

I don't work in public sector, but it seems a bit odd. Manager presumably won't have time to host dozens of people who are deciding whether they might like to apply for a job...?

DickensianHysteric Sun 15-Apr-18 21:22:56

No point at all as it's public sector. Applications and interviews are scored using strict criteria so something like this wouldn't be taken into consideration even if she makes a good impression. The most she should do would be to phone and have a brief chat with the manager about the role.

mimibunz Sun 15-Apr-18 21:25:10

I doubt they would agree to it and it would likely be seen as an odd request.

JustHereForThePooStories Sun 15-Apr-18 21:27:08

She may be disqualified on the basis of potential canvassing if she’s asking to meet managers outside of the recruitment process.

Mobydick100 Mon 16-Apr-18 07:50:13

That's really helpful- thanks.

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