I know LinkedIn notifies the user when someone visits their profile. I have an interview scheduled in a week with 4 different people from a company. I would like to see what is on their LinkedIn and see if I can learn more about these 4 people before my interview so I go in prepared.
Is that wrong/creepy to learn about my interview panel through LinkedIn, given they would know I viewed their profile? Or would they consider it as a good practice to try and learn my interviewer so I know what to ask to them in specific?
If it is acceptable to look at their LinkedIn profiles, is it also acceptable to ask them questions that I couldn't have asked unless I was on their LinkedIn profile? As in, could I mention "Oh I saw on your LinkedIn profile that you...."?
I had my interview and it went very well. I did not mention to 3 of the 4 people on the panel about the LinkedIn "research" I'd done about them, but I did ask them questions that arose from my research of their LinkedIn profiles, yet not obvious that I couldn't have thought of the questions otherwise.
I did mention to one of the interviewers, as they were talking about something I noticed on their LinkedIn, that
I noticed that on your LinkedIn and found that to be very interesting. Could you elaborate on that a bit because I am very curious about it.
They were pretty surprised by that and mentioned:
Oh looks like you did your homework, I like that [with a smile].
So definitely good advice I've received here.
Post-Interview Update 2:
I got the job! Solid advice here, thank you!