How To Do an Informational Interview

Learn more about how an informational interview can provide you with information on an industry and on specific companies where you might want to work, explore career paths, uncover job opportunities, and expand your professional network.


An Informational Interview (also known as an informational meetingcoffee chat, or more generically, networking) is a conversation in which a person seeks insights on a career path, an industry, a company and/or general career advice from someone with experience and knowledge in the areas of interest. Informational interviews are often casual and candid conversations where both parties are focused simply on acquiring and sharing knowledge. They can also be formal if the knowledge seeker is a job seeker and the knowledge provider is a potential employer whose goal is not only to provide information to the job seeker, but also to learn about the job seeker and judge their professional potential and corporate fit. – Wikipedia (