What is an informational interview? Read this article on Informational Interviewing (Links to an external site.), the process and the purpose, to help you prepare. Once you have an understanding of how they work, you will connect with an industry professional in the area of your choice to conduct an informational interview/ informal conversation about their role and career field.
PART 1: CONNECT WITH A PROFESSIONAL
Reach out to a professional in the industry of your career interest to set up an Informational Interview (about 15-30 min long). The actual interview should be done over the phone or video conference (not via email communication). This will give you an opportunity to have an organic conversation and dialogue.
You can utilize the networking strategy of your choice: LinkedIn, Badger Bridge, email/call a friend of the family, etc. Do not choose a direct family member (do not meet with a brother or parent). Once you’ve scheduled the informational interview, prepare questions in advance. Here are some suggested questions to get you started:
What skills are needed to be successful in the industry?
What education and/or certificates are necessary for this type of role?
What are some current issues or trends in the field? How might these trends impact the industry moving forward?
What does career progression look like within your organization?
What advice do you have for someone who is interested in this field?
Come up with additional questions of your own to ask – questions that will help you figure out if their role/company would be a good fit for you
PART 2: REFLECT
Write and submit a 2-page summary of your informational interview that discusses the important takeaways and insights that you gained from the interview. The paper should be double-spaced, 10-12 pt font.
Respond to the following prompts in your paper:
Provide the name and describe the role of the professional you interviewed.
What appealed to you most about this job/career path? What surprised you?
What did you like the least?
What did you learn about this person’s career path that might be applicable to you? How might you use the information you learned in this interview in your career search or beginning your career?
PART 3: ARTIFACT
Include an artifact from the informational interview. Examples: screen shot of a FaceTime or Zoom meeting, email or LinkedIn communication confirming the interview, etc). The artifact is something that demonstrates you conducted the informational interview. Provide a brief explanation of the artifact demonstrating where/how you connected.
Here’s a video overview of this assignment if you’d like more information:
Why Work with Us
Top Quality and Well-Researched Papers
We always make sure that writers follow all your instructions precisely. You can choose your academic level: high school, college/university or professional, and we will assign a writer who has a respective degree.
Professional and Experienced Academic Writers
We have a team of professional writers with experience in academic and business writing. Many are native speakers and able to perform any task for which you need help.
Free Unlimited Revisions
If you think we missed something, send your order for a free revision. You have 10 days to submit the order for review after you have received the final document. You can do this yourself after logging into your personal account or by contacting our support.
Prompt Delivery and 100% Money-Back-Guarantee
All papers are always delivered on time. In case we need more time to master your paper, we may contact you regarding the deadline extension. In case you cannot provide us with more time, a 100% refund is guaranteed.
Original & Confidential
We use several writing tools checks to ensure that all documents you receive are free from plagiarism. Our editors carefully review all quotations in the text. We also promise maximum confidentiality in all of our services.
24/7 Customer Support
Our support agents are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and committed to providing you with the best customer experience. Get in touch whenever you need any assistance.
Try it now!
How it works?
Follow these simple steps to get your paper done
Place your order
Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.
Proceed with the payment
Choose the payment system that suits you most.
Receive the final file
Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.
No need to work on your paper at night. Sleep tight, we will cover your back. We offer all kinds of writing services.
No matter what kind of academic paper you need and how urgent you need it, you are welcome to choose your academic level and the type of your paper at an affordable price. We take care of all your paper needs and give a 24/7 customer care support system.
Admission Essays & Business Writing Help
An admission essay is an essay or other written statement by a candidate, often a potential student enrolling in a college, university, or graduate school. You can be rest assurred that through our service we will write the best admission essay for you.
Our academic writers and editors make the necessary changes to your paper so that it is polished. We also format your document by correctly quoting the sources and creating reference lists in the formats APA, Harvard, MLA, Chicago / Turabian.
If you think your paper could be improved, you can request a review. In this case, your paper will be checked by the writer or assigned to an editor. You can use this option as many times as you see fit. This is free because we want you to be completely satisfied with the service offered.