Informational Interview

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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.


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