Skillfully used, an informational interview unlocks an inside view of a job, career field, industry, or company. It is not a job interview. Instead, it’s an opportunity to speak with a person working in a field you’d like to know more about.
Recent research conducted by the Dulye Leadership Experience asked: In the last year, have you used informational interviews for a job search or career development?
Based on results, informational interviews are an underutilized professional development tool. The majority of respondents–58%–either haven’t conducted one or are unaware of what it is.
Here’s a look at the data: