An Informational Interview (also known as an Informational conversation) is a meeting in which a potential job seeker seeks advice on their career, the industry, and the corporate culture of a potential future workplace; while an employed professional learns about the job seeker and judges their professional potential and fit to the corporate culture, so building their candidate pool for future hires.
- Here is a list of potential questions to ask a professional during your interview. Remember that this is a list of suggested questions to get you started. It will be important for you to customize your questions to align with your career choice and desired path. Take a look at the questions and decide which ones provide you with the answers you need to determine your next steps and potential involvement in that career field.
- Here is a link to a video that is a great example of how easy an informational interview can be. Click on the link to see a real-life interview in action.