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Why Information Interviews Work-Research + Networking = Success in Finding a Job

If you’re new in this field and are looking for jobs or starting your own career, then what to do? We, at Happiness Coach, not only coach you to bring some positivity in your life, we also help you get some productive insights that may relive your work and career related stress.

Informational Interviews are informal interviews that one should carry out if they are looking for some information regarding their particular field of interest. But you can hit two birds with one stone with this method.


Research

These interviews will help you research about a particular field and gain insights from a one-to-one conversation with an experienced individual. However, information interviews are also a golden opportunity to get jobs.

Researching for a job, a field, or an organization is always important. You can’t always get all the information form the internet. A one-to-one conversation with someone who has some experience will get you the information that you will not be able to find anywhere else. This information can prove to be beneficial for anyone who is starting out in their career and looking for jobs; you will get a better understanding of the practical life and the work field.


Networks


Wh Informational interviews, should be carried out for gaining information only. Don’t ask for a job, don’t show them your CV. Getting a job is only another benefit of this interview. , but you will also become a potential applicant for a job. The interviewee may put you in their future recruiting pool and they can refer you to their HR department, another department head, or a colleague at another organization and as soon a vacancy for a job opens, you may be the first person they contact.

The key is to be professional and make sure you leave a good impression. This can take you places. Building relations is important. While interviewing, make sure to be strictly professional and treat it like a professional interview. Whoever you’re interviewing, may put in a good word for you with someone they know, this build networks. Through these networks, one way or another, you may get an opportunity for a job.

But there are some things that you should keep in mind.

1. Informational interviews, should be carried out for gaining information only. Don’t ask for a job, don’t show them your CV. Getting a job is only another benefit of this interview.


2. Be formal, and treat it like a professional interview. Dress the part, act the part. Be punctual, make notes, and ask the right questions.


3. Come prepared and make sure you demonstrate your professionalism and competence while interviewing. Don’t get too formal.


These interviews will help you research a particular field and gain insights from a one-to-one conversation with an experienced individual. However, information interviews are also a golden opportunity to get jobs. Insights that may relieve your work and career-related stress and strong relations. All these things combine, will get you a job easily.

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