Posts Tagged: informational interview

How to Master the Informational Interview

They say that in government networking is the name of the game. One particular tool that can really help you make meaningful connections, as a young professional, is highly underutilized because few actually know its purpose or protocol: it’s called the informational interview. It’s okay if you’ve never heard of it. Prior to arriving in… Read more »

Why You Should Be Scheduling Informational Interviews

Whether you’re deep in the job hunt or just curious about new possibilities, an informational interview can be a fantastic way to get your foot in the door at a new company, build contacts, and score new opportunities. What’s an informational interview? An informational interview is essentially a face-to-face conversation that lets you get information… Read more »

Thinking Strategically About Your Leadership Potential: The Informational Interview (Part III)

For Millennials, there seems to be a constant reminder that the “retirement wave” about to sweep away a significant portion of the Federal workforce will be a tremendous opportunity to enter public service. While it’s always great to recruit new talent, there is also an abundance of talented professionals within government already. Every so often,… Read more »

Thinking Strategically About Your Organization: The Informational Interview (Part II)

Last week I posted the first in a series of articles about the many purposes for conducting an informational interview. Most commonly, they are used as a tool to build a network in new organizations and career fields. For those of us entering new jobs and career paths, why not use informational interviews to build… Read more »

Thinking Strategically About Your Network: The Informational Interview (Part I)

Informational interviews have been a hot topic as of late, with many posts providing great tips and advice to ensure success. For such a widely discussed tool, it is surprising how few people actually request informational interviews. After having several discussions on the topic, I have a few theories about why this is the case,… Read more »

Top 5 – Tips on Informational Interview

Top 5 – How to Conduct an Informational Interview About three years ago, I conducted an extensive job search. As part of that job search, I held probably 40 information interviews. Well, now life reverses its course and I’ve been helping folks out recently as I’ve been the interviewee on the information interview. As such,… Read more »