Learn about how informational interviews are different than job interviews, but are also an important part of your job search. Discover how to make the most of—and get the most out of—an interview.
- Are you looking for a job? If you're a soon to be or recent college grad, or if you're someone looking to change careers or advance your career, this course is for you. Informational interviews are the key to success for today's job seekers. Informational interviewing is a form of networking. Networking is the number one way most people are finding a job, advancing their careers, or finding new opportunities. My name is Barb Bruno.
I've been in the recruiting profession for over 25 years, and I've placed more than 10,000 people in jobs. In this course, I'll explain how an informational interview is different from a job interview, and how it fits into the job search process. You'll learn how to get started by selecting an occupation and identifying appropriate companies and contacts. You'll also learn how to prepare for an informational interview and what to expect. I'll let you in on the dos and don'ts and I'll tell you how to get referrals.
No matter where you are in your career, if you're looking for your first job, wanting to advance, or thinking about trying something completely new, informational interviews will be a major part of your success. Let's get started.
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- Informational interview vs. job interview
- Selecting a specific occupation
- Identifying appropriate companies and contacts
- Scheduling an informational interview
- Preparing and researching before an interview
- Updating your résumé
- Asking good questions
- Listening and taking notes
- Following up
- Contacting referrals
- Building your network