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
an informational interview?
informational interview is one conducted by a job
seeker for the purpose of gathering information
from a professional that has first-hand knowledge
of a position of interest.
What are the benefits of informational
You can obtain valuable career information to
make good career choices. The purpose is not to
ask for a job.
What questions should you ask at an
Bring a list of questions and take the lead. Let
the interviewee do most of the talking so that
you can listen and learn from their knowledge and
experience. Do some prior research into the
career field so that you can ask intelligent
questions. Some questions you might want to ask
* Can you describe for me a typical day at work?
* Can you describe the career path you followed
to get to where you are today?
* What is the potential for growth in this career
* Can you provide me with contacts of other
people I can also talk to for more information?
Respect people's time so arrive prepared, on
time, and dressed in appropriate business attire.
Follow up by writing a thank you note to the
person you interviewed.
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