Presentation on theme: "The Informational Interview Presented by Jason Barquero Assistant Director of Drucker Career Services."— Presentation transcript:
The Informational Interview Presented by Jason Barquero Assistant Director of Drucker Career Services
INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEW? “An informational interview is a one-on-one conversation with someone who has a job you might like, who works within an industry you might want to enter, or who is employed by a specific company that you're interested in learning about.” http://money.usnews.com/money/careers/articles/2012/07/26/w hat-is-an-informational-interview-anyway
WHO SHOULD YOU INTERVIEW?
HOW TO CONTACT? 5 Point Email It is an email written using five key points as guidelines: 1)Fewer than 100 words 2)No mention of jobs anywhere! 3)Connection goes first 4)Generalize your interest 5)Maintain control of follow-up
SUBJECT: Drucker MBA student seeking your advice Dear Mr. Jones, My name is Peter Smith, and I am a first- year Drucker MBA student who found your information in the Drucker alumni database. May I have 20 minutes to ask you about your experience with IBM? I am trying to learn more about marketing careers in technology companies in California, and your insights would be very helpful. I recognize this may be a busy time for you, so if we are unable to connect by email I’ll try to reach you next week to see whether that is more convenient. Thank you for your time, Peter
SUBJECT: Drucker MBA checking in to seek your advice Dear Mr. Jones, I’m sorry we were unable to connect in the last week, and I wanted to see whether this is a better time to talk about your experiences with IBM. Please let me know if so, and thank you for your time. Best Regards, Peter
Following Up Thank you card Emails FOLLOW THROUGH If advice is given…. Take it.