Information interviews is one of the best ways to gather knowledge when it comes to any or every aspect of a job or career you are looking into. Google is amazing–perhaps one of the most important tools in your job search strategy but the information interview is key.

This type of communication is vital because it means you are talking to someone with important knowledge that can help you better understand your career trajectory. So how do you go about talking to a professional?

Easy. You email, call or message them through LinkedIn. Again Google is your best friend here so research keywords and terms to find the right professional that can help you.

Be sure to cast a wide net. Message a lot of people because chances are the response rate will be low. All you need is to have one person willing to talk to you and answer your quesions.

What questions do you ask?

Anything that you think is important about your job search and career. Ask them to be honest. More than likely they will share their experiences because thats the easiest thing to do. Be sure to write this information down and never broach the subject of them helping you find a job!

The more people you connect with and learn from, the more details you have in order to make a better decision in regards to your career path.

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