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After going through my internal connections, I was led to the email address of who would be my future coworker. We both would manage a team of developers. Is it ethical/appropriate to send them an email to connect with the intent of potentially applying for the position? If I could get more information from someone who is in the position I am ...


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Training classes for this skill often call it "active listening." You are right, it's a valuable skill and rare talent. Cultivate it in yourself. (Maybe find one of those training classes?) And be careful to avoid "triangulation," which is a ten dollar word for "getting caught in the middle."


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