An informational interview is a meeting where a job seeker asks for advice rather than employment. Related: How To Stop Being Random With Your Networking Efforts Rather than get a job offer, a job seeker uses informational interviews to:
- Learn more about a company or job function
- Inquire about job leads
- They do not require a big time investment. Informational interviews can be done during lunch or during an afternoon coffee break.
- They can give managers an opportunity to identify new talent, either for now or in the future, without a formal recruiting process.
- Informational interviews allow managers to give advice. Who doesn’t like to have their ego stroked?