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Is an Informational Interview Worth Pursuing?

Yes. Although they are not easy to find, informational interviews can give you the edge you need to establish a good connection and get hired at a prospective firm. [Definition: An informational interview is conducted to collect information about a job, career field, industry or company with an individual working in a career you would like to learn more about.] A good way to get one is through a personal network, like an alumni association, or an online network like LinkedIn. A few tips once you’ve landed the appointment: go to the meeting prepared, don’t hand out your resume unless asked, and don’t overstay your welcome. Read the full article.