One of my references (who is a current employee at the organization I applied to) suggested me that she can take me to meet my potential supervisor so that I can introduce myself, if I want to. Is this a good idea? The organization is very firm about their policy that every applicants should apply via their website, and the applications will be received through their website only. I already did apply through their website, and I am wondering if such "meeting" will do me good. With 100% certainty the organization will hire internal candidates over external candidates of same qualification.
My only worry is that if the supervisor have negative impression about me because she thinks I am trying to get a job through the connection only. But I am one of the qualified candidate for the job, and my qualification even exceeds what is stated in the job posting (but not by too much that they will think I am overqualified for the positing).
Should I take her suggestion? or would it be better if my reference refer me to my potential supervisor without me seeing the supervisor?