How To Stand Out During An Informational Interview: 13 Techniques For Job Seekers

Forbes

Dec 10, 2019

Informational interviews are a great way to gain unique insight into companies and the positions they offer. For a job seeker, the main aim of the discussion should be to clarify what the company stands for and to learn a bit more about what the business does to see if you’d like working for that company or within that industry. Educating yourself is the crucial purpose of these kinds of interviews.

Asking questions like, "What's the average tenure of an employee?" helps you understand why people are staying and why they are leaving. Does the employer turn to blame or talent shortage? Do they blame "lazy millennials" or "job hoppers," or do they admit to things like lack of training, resources, etc.? How they talk about their team members before, during and after matters!

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