An informational interview is at the heart of seeking and finding important career information. This interview, with an experienced professional in your field of interest, provides you with hard-to access, current, and relevant industry information from an “insider’s” point of view. When conducted with skill and proper technique, this association can also give you access […]
Category: Informational Interviews
The informational interview maybe the most underutilized, misunderstood, networking tactic in today’s job market! Although career centers promote and encourage them, most college students rarely take advantage of them.
The further one is removed from graduation the more likely they are to forget how important an informational interview can be in finding a job in the profession they desire.
“People hire people they know. “ Conducting a good informational interview with a potential new professional career ally can open doors that are locked to outsiders.
Here are some questions that will help you get the most out of that interview. Your goal is to 1) gain a realistic understanding of what it’s like to work in this field, and 2) gather information that will help launch your career path in this field. Although some questions may seem redundant, they may […]