How to Conduct Virtual Informational Interviews

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“Instead of better glasses, your network gives you better eyes.” — Ronald Burt

What is an Informational Interview?

Virtual Informational Interviews

Are people really open to meeting virtually?

Set your own goals first

Who should I contact?

What to say in the first message

Some people will not want to meet you

Should I follow up on the first message?

Preparing for the meeting

Before the meeting

The day of the meeting

Typical questions you can ask

Do’s and Don’ts of Informational Interviews

Your own reflections

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Keeping in touch

Whatever the method you use, do keep in touch with your network. Don’t be the person who only reaches out when needing something.

The big picture

HR Project Manager with experience living and working in Argentina, Japan and Canada. Life-long learner, world traveler, writer, coach and avid networker.

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