Thinking that you’d like to set up an informational interview in your chosen field? Good for you. An informational interview is not like a typical interview; in this case, there is no “want ad” to answer and no open position to fill. It’s simply a way to make contact with someone who works at a company that interests you. It’s a method of getting your name out there while learning more about careers in your industry.
On Tuesday, we discussed Step 1 (How to get the informational interview ball rolling). Today we’re talking about Step 2.
Step 2 – Prepare in advance.
The very first thing you should do before this or any type of interview is update your resume. Include all of those resume basics, like your career objective, college degree, computer proficiencies, and especially any experience you may already have, including unpaid internships, temp jobs and so forth.
If you need extra help with this, I suggest hiring a professional resume writer. Leave it to the pros to brush up your resume for you. You can find resume writers I recommend here: http://www.createyourcareerpath.com/resources.html.