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…
Imagine asking someone for an informational interview… and then having nothing to say?
With these 10 questions at your fingertips, that will never happen to you!
Your personal sphere of influence is the key to a strong career, and a successful job search. So no matter where you stand now: you likely want or need to expand your network.
But especially during a job search, there’s a built-in problem: how do you approach someone you want to meet without sounding like a desperate job seeker?
I just arranged an interview for you at a fantastic company in the industry you’re looking to work. I should mention, though: the employer does not have a job to offer you.
At this point in your job search, it may seem odd to interview where a position doesn’t even exist. What do you stand to gain? Why should you go if you should not ask for, nor will you likely be offered, a job?
In the first couple days of the #60Day Challenge, you re-established contact with existing mentors and began to identify potential new mentors. From Day 3 to Day 7, you polished your social networking profiles to a brilliant shine. On Day 8 of the challenge, you’re going to put all that hard work, to work… by securing three informational interviews with influencers in your industry. Let’s get started…