Informational interviews are an excellent method of learning about a job or employer before committing yourself to a new direction for your career. One major advantage of informational interviews?
You will learn more about a specific field or employer, without being “on the spot” like you are in a job interview…
When you want to discover the lay of the land, nothing beats an informational interview.
You know: interviews with experienced professionals that that don’t result in a job, but knowledge. A chance to have an insightful conversation with someone in the industry, company or position or a company that interests you…
For many, informational interviews are a fuzzy concept. So during their job search, more than a few job seekers have asked: “Why should I spend time talking to someone who doesn’t have the power to hire me?”
The more you understand the informational interview, though, the more their value becomes clear.
An informational interview is a meeting with contacts who you think could help you in your job search. Typically, this is done either by providing valuable information or mentorship.
Done well, informational interviews can make you a desirable candidate…
Successful informational interviews are a great way to learn more about a career you are considering or an employer who interests you.
Informational interviews, done well, mean a successful job search… and career!