How do you prepare for an informational interview?

Prepare for an informational interview as if it were a screening interview, in which an organization conducts an initial interview to narrow the pool of applicants.

Informational interviews can quickly turn into job interviews if you happen to contact a person

  • Whose organization has a vacancy or
  • Who may want to create a new position around your qualifications

Preparing questions for an informational interview:

Otherwise, prepare for an informational interview just as you would for a job interview:

What questions might you ask during an informational interview?