How to Initiate and Conduct an Informational Interview

June 14, 2010

by Tom Denham

You may be thinking, “I know I need to get out there and network, but I don’t even know how to start!” An Informational Interview (also known as networking) is a meeting initiated by you to gather information about a particular field, organization or position. What you learn from experts in the field can help you make a more informed career decision. It can also help you expand your sphere of contacts for future career growth. You will need to be proactive and contact them either by an introductory letter, email or phone call.

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