Know What You Want To Accomplish:
Informational Interviewing – This is one of the easiest, most effective, and, unfortunately, mostunderused ways to learn about a career. What is an informational interview? It is askingsomeone about what they do. Think of it as relationship building. Make sure it is understand byyourself and the professional that this is not a job interview or a request for a job!The knowledge gained from an informational interview can help you determine which coursesand qualifications are necessary for specific career paths, the types of job or companies bestsuited for you, etc. Informational interviewing can also aid your job search.
The primary objectives of informational interviewing are to:
Be Prepared For the Interview:
Before meeting someone for an informational interview, you should:
Use the Information You Obtain:
It is important to keep in mind that you are investigating a career and trying to establish a networkat the same time. Therefore, all the protocol of a professional job search, as well as the curiosity of a diligent job seeker, should be followed.