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Why You Should Try an Informational Interview

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/

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

Tips for successful informational interviews

Just read a great article at http://www.careerealism.com/7-secrets-to-successful-informational-interviews/ that offers some really great suggestions on how to have a successful informational interview.

Even though a company may not have a job opening, you can still get in the door by requesting an informational interview. This will give you the opportunity to get face time, make a new contact or two and be one step ahead of the rest of the candidates should a job opening arise. It’s important to stay top of mind in case something opens up.

May 7, 2009 at 3:56 pm 1 comment