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Nailing your first informational interview

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Elise Gelwicks

Informational interviews, also called "networking chats," are the best way to get the inside scoop on what a job is really like and increase your chances of landing an interview. These conversations are more informal than an official interview and typically include a discussion about your personal and professional lives. Informational interviews are essential in the job search process and should complement an online application strategy. This playbook will cover how to secure informational interviews, prepare for meaningful conversations, and maximize the conversation.

Playbook Steps
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Reach out to each of them to request a 20-minute phone call and coordinate a time to talk
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Repeat the above 2 steps until you have an informational interview scheduled
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Research the person you are interviewing, their company, and prepare questions before the conversation
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Have the conversation! Nail it by showing genuine interest and curiosity