Summary of Informational Interviews in Professional Networking

Informational Interviews in Professional Networking summary
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In this episode of Career Cloud Radio, podcast host Justin Dux speaks with veteran career adviser Mac Prichard about informational interviews. For Prichard – founder of career hub Mac’s List and public relations agency Prichard Communications – informational interviews hold the key to a satisfying career. Job hunters in any field will find Prichard’s suggestions and scripts valuable.

About the Podcast

The Career Cloud Radio podcast offers conversations with résumé writers, career coaches, recruiters and job seekers. In this episode, host Justin Dux interviews Mac Prichard, the founder and publisher of Mac’s List, a site offering career resources for the Pacific Northwest.

 

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Start scheduling informational interviews when you start your job search.

Informational interviews can make your job search much more successful, but don’t wait too long to start. As soon as you decide you want to work in a particular field or for a specific company, start scheduling informational interviews. Do this even before a job opens up, because managers who are actively hiring frequently close their doors to informational interviews. These interviews can lay the groundwork for a successful application down the road. When a position does become available, the connections you’ve made could give you an advantage. You’ll have become educated about the field and the organization and become...


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