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!
Imagine if you can,
And if you can’t no one can,
What might happen if Dr. Seuss,
Helped build your career plan…
as I approach the end of my senior year in college, I have a personal goal of one informational interview a week. I’ve competed many already, and I can tell you:
Informational interviews are a great tool for making connections, getting advice, and prepping myself for future interviews…