I am a postdoc and I have applied to a researcher position in another institute in another country. The story is that I once asked about the position and the professor there replied very positively and asked me to submit my application since my CV meets most of the requirements.
After I submitted my application, I sent a follow-up email informing her that my application has already been submitted. She thanked me and we share a couple of emails around different topics.
Yesterday she asked me if I will be at a conference in my current country and I answered with yes. So, she proposed that she will have a brief chat with me. I believe she will test the water of my skills.
- How good are these meets even before interviews?
- what is a good approach to show here that I am a good fit? any recommendations?
- what sort of general questions I might receive?