Don’t let the word interview deter you! Informational interviews are an important part of managing your career. Don’t wait until you are conducting a job search to do an informational interview. They aren’t just for new professionals. They are a critical part of staying connected to your professional network and expanding your knowledge of your current sector as well as exploring others.
Check out this article for sample questions and suggestions for how to reach out and ask for an informational interview.
Action Step: Identify 2 people in your network that you would like to learn more about their career story or employer and reach out and ask for time to discuss it with them. You don’t have to call it an informational interview in your communications with them but you’ll know that’s what you are doing and you’ll be one step further in managing your career.