Five Steps to an Informational Interview
The informational interview won’t come to you. That’s because it doesn’t exist until you create it. The informational interview is an opportunity to take control and to make things happen.
Step 1: Identify Your Targets
The first step is to identify your targets. You’ll need to decide just what it is that interests you. Perhaps you already know; perhaps you are still looking. If you need help—or need to stimulate your career thinking—resources abound. Here are some “general outlook” books that may start your creative juices flowing:
• The Adams Jobs Almanac, 9th ed. Holbrook, MA: Adams Publishing, 2006 (updated frequently).
• Bolles, Richard Nelson. What Color Is Your Parachute? 2008: A Practical Manual ...