Informational Interview

Student interviewingAn informational interview is an interview that you initiate with a professional in a career or industry that interests you. If well executed, an informational interview can be one of your most valuable sources of occupational information.

An informational interview will allow you to:

  • Explore careers
  • Clarify your career goals
  • Obtain information about your career field
  • Be aware of the skills needed to do the job effectively
  • Discover employment opportunities that are not advertised
  • Broaden your professional network
  • Build confidence for job interviews
  • Identify your personal strengths and weaknesses