What if you could get “inside information” about a company you’re interested in working for, or about a specific job you’re applying for? Well, there may be a way! Informational interviews (also called information sessions, informational meetings, or research interviews) are interviews you conduct to gather information as you prepare for a job interview and/or learn more about a specific job, industry, or company.
For someone who hasn’t interviewed for a job in a long time, an informational interview can also provide valuable practice before applying for jobs and going on interviews.
Keep in mind, an informational interview is not a job interview. During an informational interview, you’re not seeking a job; you are seeking information to help you get a job.
Throughout the next few blog posts, we’ll explore how informational interviews can be a highly useful tool for gathering information about whether your next career move will be the right one for you.
Note: This blog post only touches on certain aspects of this topic and is not a comprehensive list. This blog post is an educational and informational resource for job seekers and is not a substitute for working with a resume writer or other professional. See our Terms and Conditions for additional information.