About 90% of the candidates I work with have not heard of informational interviewing. Of those who have heard of it, I’我几乎从来没有遇到过谁’s tried it. Here’是什么，为什么’在求职中很重要。
Informational interviewing is defined as “求职者寻求职业和行业建议而不是就业的会议。” It’一个机会与目前在该领域工作的人或（甚至更好）您所坐的公司坐下来’re interested to work for in the future. It gives you the chance to learn more about the career path that you’re interested in. Its awesomeness as a networking opportunity should not be understated either.
进行信息面试不是’t hard. If you know the person you’d like to talk to, simply give them a call or e-mail them with your request. If you don’t know them yet, ask a friend to introduce you or reach out via e-mail or 领英. Explain that you’re trying to learn more about their industry, and they seem like a great person to learn from. Make it clear that you will only take up a predetermined amount of time. 30 minutes is fairly standard. Offer to take them for coffee or meet via phone at a time that is convenient to them.
开会的关键是迎合对方’s schedule. Realize that their time is valuable, and you’重新获得您需要的东西：信息和面对面的时间。这不是刻板的时间。如果他们的可用性仅与您计划的内容冲突，请考虑重新组织您自己的计划。
Do not ask the person if they will hire you. Do not ask how much they make. And certainly, do not ask them to find a job for you. None of these are the purpose of your meeting. You’re trying to learn more about the person, and their job. People don’t mind sharing about their own job. But, when you start to ask about a job for you, you’re really crossing the line and asking for a favor the person didn’t sign up for. On the flip side, if they voluntarily tell you about a position they’重新招聘，继续努力！
信息面试的成功程度将由您，另一个人和诚实地决定您的水平‘click’ with them. Know that every informational interview will not turn out as great as 布列塔尼’s，但您将从每一个中获得有价值的东西。