How to Conduct an Informational Interview
Informational interviews are informal 1-on-1 sessions set up by job seekers looking to gain insights about a particular career path, industry, or job. The interviewees can range from personal and professional contacts, to strangers who may be at a position that the job seeker aspires to.
Informational interviews can be the most effective networking and relationship-building tools in your arsenal. A simple invitation to coffee can be the gateway to a treasure trove of information and allow you to turn strangers into mentors and advocates. Of course, it can also be scary, which is why you need the right strategy and a bit of practice.
This e-guide provides tried and tested techniques on how to successfully set up and conduct an informational interview, including step-by-step instructions and do’s and don’ts at every stage of the process.