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HOW TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEW

The second step of your career reinvention is matching your preferred skills to other kinds of work. Once you know the skills you enjoy using, you can start finding more satisfying ways to use them professionally. Figuring out how to research other careers effectively can be daunting. How do you go beyond job titles and sector descriptions to figure out what people really do, so you can decide whether it is something you’d like to do as well? This is how: informational interviewing.

Informational interviews are short conversations between you and someone whose job, transition, or company you want to learn more about. By “conversations,” I mean question and answer sessions in which ...

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