Alison Doyle, the About.com Guide to job search says that some employers are "interviewing" job candidates over coffee rather than in a formal interview setting.
This seems to happen most often when employers have a lot of applicants and want to do an informal screening before inviting a few of the candidates in for a more formal evaluation.
This sounds a lot like an informational interview, but that is usually initiated by the job applicant, rather than an employer.
Is this happening in the nonprofit world too? Or do informal networking, informational interviews, and these so called coffee cup interviews really blur together?
What's been your experience? Be sure to read Alison's tips for How to Handle a Coffee Interview.
Just because the setting is casual, you should prepare for an informal interview with good research, dress appropriately, and, well, just don't get too laid back with what you say.
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