Our company had a career fair last week, which was basically a chance to view what other divisions and departments in the company actually do, and I gather part of the purpose was to generate internal interest and possible recruiting from within.
There were no applications but each station asked for contact details for future follow up).
At one station the woman gave me a list of the directors with the various positions under them and I'm assuming it was with the intention that I contact them about working on their team in the future.
I've only ever applied for jobs the traditional way -- apply online w/ resume, wait for interview, more interview, repeat, etc. So I'm a little unsure about how to approach this director to tell them I'm interested about a future position they will have open (we will be bringing a programming responsibility in house sometime in the future), and how to talk about why I'm qualified for the job. I've been with the company for a little over a year, and want to stay in my position for at least 2 years before looking elsewhere in the company.