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The Unwritten Rules Of Informational Interviews

  • It’s not about a job. You’re not actively trying to land a new position with an informational interview.
  • You’re there to learn. The purpose of this type of interview is to learn about what the other person does, how they do it, and what they like or dislike about their job. 
  • You listen and they talk. The other person does the talking, but you steer the conversation with insightful questions that matter to both of you. 

Such interviews can most certainly lead to more job opportunities in the future, but only if you conduct them in the right way by asking the right questions to the right people. 


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