LinkedIn News: How to Leverage Informational Interviews for Job Search Success

By: Andrew Seaman, Senior Managing Editor for Jobs & Career Development at LinkedIn News

One of the most effective ways to learn about a career or an industry is with an informational interview.

An informational interview is typically one in which the discussion revolves more around a person’s individual career development, versus a specific job opportunity, says Dana Leavy-Detrick, who is the director of Brooklyn Resume Studio and Canna Career Partners.

These interviews are often exploratory conversations where a job seeker or someone exploring a career move can gain advice around a certain industry or career path, she adds.

While you may think that these interviews are typically reserved for younger employees just getting their footing — that isn’t the case.

“Informational interviews can happen at all levels,” said Leavy-Detrick.

By Nora Diaz-Vasquez
Nora Diaz-Vasquez Career Counselor