Informational Interviewing

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Informational Interviewing Tutorial by Quintessential Careers
An informational interview should be an integral part of your networking and job-hunting plan. An informational interview involves talking with people who are currently working in the field to gain a better understanding of an occupation or industry -- and to build a network of contacts in that field.
Skillfully used, informational interviewing is one of the most valuable of all sources of occupational information.