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Default Facebook messaging residents at the programs that gave you the interview.

Okay so, do you think it's okay to facebook message residents at the programs that gave you an iv, or its creepy? Like if I message them that I need some tips for the interview day, etc.
I tried finding their e-mail addresses, but they were no where. I searched their names on facebook and they were there, lol.

I think facebook is a personal thing, people have pictures with their spouses and kids. At the same time, i think it also depends a lot on personalities. I myself would be flattered if someone messages me and is friendly. If a person likes keeping a personal space, he/she wouldn't be so open on facebook anyway..

So I'm confused, should I go for it?
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No don't do it, it will not look good
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definitely bad idea
i would consider such an approach as the intrusion to my privacy
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Okay so, do you think it's okay to facebook message residents at the programs that gave you an iv, or its creepy? Like if I message them that I need some tips for the interview day, etc.
I tried finding their e-mail addresses, but they were no where. I searched their names on facebook and they were there, lol.

I think facebook is a personal thing, people have pictures with their spouses and kids. At the same time, i think it also depends a lot on personalities. I myself would be flattered if someone messages me and is friendly. If a person likes keeping a personal space, he/she wouldn't be so open on facebook anyway..

So I'm confused, should I go for it?
Omg. That is SUPER creepy. Please don't do it!!!!
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one thing came up in my mind. is it ok to contact with current resident via Linkedin where you have interview??
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one thing came up in my mind. is it ok to contact with current resident via Linkedin where you have interview??
Programs will usually give out a list of emails of the people that you meet during the interview day. It's okay to email them but it's usually not good to contact them on any social media!
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one thing came up in my mind. is it ok to contact with current resident via Linkedin where you have interview??
I wouldn't recommend linkedin either
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