An information or research interview is a meeting in which you talk to people who are employed in a job of interest to you in order to:
- Obtain information that will help you to understand the realities of the field. YOU ARE NOT ASKING FOR A JOB!
- Expand the number of your contacts. Your contact person may be referred by a friend or colleague or identified by a receptionist at an organization you have contacted. This person may or may not have hiring power within the organization.
- Learn the process(es) of taking control in job seeking. You will be conducting the interview.