Informational interviews are used to seek advice and learn more about a particular position, organization or career path. Their purpose is to obtain information, rather than to obtain a job. Informational interviews can also help build your professional network.
Tips for Informational Interviews:
- Politely request an informational interview (usually via e-mail, so they can respond at their convenience)
- Schedule a time that is most convenient for the person you are interviewing
- Dress professionally
- Develop a list of questions for your interview, as you will be leading the conversation
- Be on-time
- Send a thank you note or e-mail after the interview