Having coffee with a possible connection to a job, but not sure what to ask!
A friend saw a job posting he thought I would like, and mentioned he used to work with someone who now works at this company. He put me in touch with her, and I asked if she could share anything about the culture or her experience with the company. She said she'd love to tell me about her experience and suggested meeting up to chat so I said yes, but now I'm kind of not sure what I'm asking for! Lol.
She's not connected to the team I'm applying to, and she's not a recruiter or anything. In the end, my goal is to understand if this company would be a good fit and possibly get a leg up. When it was just an email it felt less risky and like she could just answer my couple questions and be done, and/or it would be in her court to offer to surface my resume to the hiring manager or recruiter. But in person I feel like there's more expectation on my end of driving the conversation and what my goal is. Please help this awkward networker!!