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Set Up Informational Interviews

An informational interview is a meeting with an employer or professional within a specific industry. They are used to learn about the skills, training, and experience needed for an occupation. It's also a way to learn about a specific company or industry.

  • Keep your conversations friendly but businesslike. Give a brief summary of your objectives. Then explain how your accomplishments support this objective.
  • Be sure to send a thank-you letter within 24 hours of an interview.
  • Never ask for a job during an informational interview.


Department of Labor CareerOneStop is sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor,
Employment and Training Administration