People have asked me why I don’t talk about informational interviews in my networking workshops. The answer is that informational interviews ARE a form of networking. Informational interviews, also called informational meetings, mean talking with someone about what they do and/or what their company does to learn and get questions answered.
No one said it would be easy to find the hiring manager. Fix it Friday is about helping job seekers do it better. Why is finding the hiring manager so important, yet so difficult?
You don’t have to wait until you apply to research company culture. You can begin evaluating company culture as you research target companies to help you identify those that interest you. Armed with basic research, you will find it easier to ask specific questions about the components of culture during the job interview.
If you’ve been invited back for your second or third interview and you want to really “Wow” the interview, learn how a 30-60-90 Day plan can seal the deal!