Informational interviews give you an inside look at an occupation, industry, and employer that can help you determine if that career is a good fit.
1. Identify individuals in the fields you are interested in and prepare to contact them. Use your connections to help you find professionals.
3. Prepare for the opportunity by researching the organization and preparing questions.
4. Conduct the interview professionally, dressing appropriately and arriving on time. If a phone/virtual interview, call on time and be in a quiet place.
5. Follow-up with a thank-you and connect on LinkedIn. Let the interviewer know about your key take-aways from the conversation and your action steps.