Getting information from an informational interview
October 5, 2007 5:42 AM Subscribe
I've set up some informational interviews. Now, what do I ask the people so I don't seem like a dumbass?
posted by reenum to work & money (7 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I'm an attorney looking to move to a larger metro area. I've contacted a few alums for advice. I know that I want information on hiring trends, opportunities they may know about, and other advice that can help me get a handle on where to apply and who else to talk to.
Problem is, I'm new to this networking thing. Should I just ask these questions straight out, or do I need to couch them around small talk and other banter?
It's a nerve wracking process, but I need to do it. It's just that these people have given me some of their time. I don't want to waste it.
Any tips from people who have networked their way to jobs or networked, period, in the past would be welcome.