Why You Should Try an Informational Interview

July 13, 2010 at 2:31 pm Leave a comment

From time to time, I wax poetically on the power of the informational interview. In fact, I probably went on about 30 before I found my first job after college. But the truth of the matter is two-fold. First, there were more companies without openings that would meet with me than there were places hiring that wanted to meet me. Second, those informational interviews opened the door to more interviews – both to other informational interviews and to interviews for real job opportunities.

Check out this article from Getting Rich Slowly on how going on informational interviews helped inspire writer April Dykman as she considered starting a side business teaching yoga: http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2010/07/13/use-an-informational-interview-to-overcome-mental-barriers/

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