If you are hoping to learn a lot about a field and expand your professional network, informational interviews are a wonderful tool! Informational interviews are great ways to explore and get information about diverse career paths and opportunities. At the same time, informational interviews are a good way to make a connection, as people generally accept the invitation.
You may be asking yourself, “What is an informational interview?” These are interviews set up with someone in a field you are considering for a career. You initiate the interview and frame it as an exchange of information. These interviews don’t lead to a job offer, but do expand your network and your knowledge!