Thank you! I’m looking at it as information gathering and (recent) interview experience for now. If it’s not the right fit for one or both parties, that’s okay.
As a side note, if anyone has input on the following, I’m curious. The job is at a higher level than where I currently am and the gap between where I am and the potential job felt big enough that I didn’t expect anything to come of it. I’m still curious to learn more, though. Since applying, another job has been posted. That job is at a lower level within the same department, but still feels like a step up from where I currently am. Basically, it’s less intimidating and had both been open two weeks ago, I’d have applied for the lower position with confidence. Is there a way to express my interest in that one as well without undermining myself? I’m still curious to hear more about the job that I applied for, but it did/does feel like a reach. Do I assume HR will notice that I’m a potential fit for both? (In the past, I’ve had one company tell me I was overqualified for a role I’d applied for and ask if I was interested in interviewing for another opening at a higher level. At my current company, one guy we interviewed wasn’t quite the right fit for one position and we similarly suggested another to him that had become available after he applied. So I know those things happen and have been on both ends, but I don’t know how common that is and if I should assume HR will be on the same page.)