Former recruitment agency experts answer
employment questions, candidly suggesting how to
negotiate your salary, find a really good job,
handle phone interviews, and more.
Sage advice like this is
Informational Interview Tips
you've ever asked another person for help, then
you have a key skill you can use to learn about
careers. Informational interviewing involves
interviewing people to gather information, but
unlike the typical job interview you set up the
interview and asking most of the questions once
it begins. Your goal is to gather information
that will help you make informed career decisions
and who better to tell you about a particular
career than someone who is actually working in
that career? They can give you all sorts of
insider information on:
- What the Career
Entails - Books and career
internet sites are often limited in what
theyt can tell you about what a
particular career really is like on a
- The many ways to
Break into the Career.
- Trends Emerging
Within the Career.
- Both the Positive
and Negative Aspects of the Career.
Books and Internet career resources focus
mostly on the positive aspects of a
- The Type of Person
Who Tends to Enjoy and Succeed in the
Career. Find out if your own
personality would be a good fit for a
career. Figure out what education,
experiences and skills you'd need for the
career and how you could get them.
benefit that often emerges from informational
interviewing is that you hear about internship or
job opportunities that might be available. While
it's best not to go into an informational
interview with a hidden agenda to ask for an
internship or a job, often the person you're
talking to will just happen to such possibilities
for you to look into.