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    • Throw Away Your Resume (And other tidbits you need to know about and Recessionary Networking) Jodi R. R. Smith Mannersmith.com
    • Good Manners: Having confidence in oneself and the ability to make others comfortable.
    • The Importance of Etiquette: Individuals generalize competence based upon observable behaviors.
    • Why Information Interviews The person requesting the informational interview runs the show.
    • Informational Interviews are like ballroom dancing, there is one person leading the conversation and the other person follows along.
    • 10 Strikes, You’re OUT
      • 10. Sleeping Beauty
      • 9. Buy a Clue
      • 8. Asking the Obvious
      • 7. Those Who Help Themselves
      • 6. Skipping Out
      • 5. Do Your Homework
      • 4. Keep Your Promises
      • 3. Name Dropping
      • 2. No, Thank You
      • 1. The Company You Keep
    • So, why bother with Information Interviews?
      • New connections
      • Insider information
      • Additional leads
      • Low stress
      • Resume feedback
      • Requests for interviews
    • Q & A
    • Reality: Steps for Conducting Information Interviews
    • Step 1: Selecting Your Targets
      • Occupation
      • Company
      • Individual
    • Step 2: Targets for Those in the Working World
      • Personal
      • Professional
      • Philanthropic
    • Side Note: The time to fix the hole in the roof is when the sun is shining.
    • Step 3: Targeting Social Media Targets
      • FaceBook and MySpace
      • LinkedIn
      • Twitter
      • Others
    • Step 4: Contacting Your Target
      • Letter
      • Telephone
      • Email
    • Ms. Jennifer Lee 123 Ezra Street Ithaca, NY 14850 607.555.7780 [email_address] July 10, 2009 Ms.Jodi Smith Mannersmith P.O. Box 1344 Marblehead, MA 01945 Dear Ms. Smith: My aunt gave me a copy of your book, From Clueless to Class Act , as a graduation gift in June. While skeptical at first, I ended up reading the entire book in one sitting. Your wise and witty advice will surely aid me in my job search. I am a recent Cornell University graduate and am researching opportunities in the Boston area. I found your name and contact information in the Career Services' Alumni database. I so much appreciate your volunteering to help students and I hope that your schedule will permit you to provide me with some advice. I am particularly interested in civil society and understand that your firm does work in this area. I am also interested in learning how the consultants in your firm began their careers. My resume is enclosed simply to give you some information about my background and project work. I will call you next week to arrange a time to speak to you by telephone or perhaps visit your office if that would be convenient. I will be in the Boston area during the week of August 8th. I so appreciate your time and consideration of my request. Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to talking with you. Sincerely, Jennifer Lee Jennifer Lee Encl.
    • Step 5: Persistence versus Stalking versus Freezing
      • 1st Call
      • 2nd Call
      • 3rd Call
      • E-mail
      • Continued Calls
    • “ Mr. Smith, Hello, this is Jen Jones calling again. I truly would love to have 20 minutes of your time. If you are not able, please call me so that I know to stop calling you. And, if you are willing, do let me know so that we can arrange a time. My number is 617-555-1212. Again, my name is Jen Jones at 617-555-1212.” “ Mr. Smith, this is Jen Jones calling to follow up on the letter I sent last week. First, I wanted to be sure the letter reached you, and second I was hoping you would be willing to spend 20 minutes speaking with me. My number is 617-555-1212. Again, my name is Jen Jones at 617-555-1212.” “ Mr. Smith, this is Jen Jones again. I am sorry to have missed you. I will call again on Tuesday at 9:30. If that time is not good for you, please do let me know when you would prefer to speak. My number is 617-555-1212. Again, my name is Jen Jones at 617-555-1212.”
    • Step 6: Preparing for the Interview
      • Research
        • Company Website & Recent Reports
        • Individual Web-hits, Articles & Attributions
      • Questions
        • Prepare Your List of What You Want to Know
    • Personal Favorites:
      • “ What is the best piece of professional advice anyone ever gave you?”
      • “ If you could change one thing about your job, what would it be and why?”
      • “ Would you take a moment to scan my resume, what knowledge or experience am I missing?”
    • Step 7: The Day Prior
      • Confirm Meeting
      • Pull Attire
      • Accessories
        • Resume
        • Folio
        • Paper & Pen
        • List of Questions
    • Step 8: The Interview
      • Arrive in Advance
      • Give VERY Brief Background
      • Begin Asking Questions
      • Watch Your Watch
      • Take Notes
      • Wrap 3 Minutes Early
      • Ask If There Are Questions For You
      • Ask If There Is Anyone Else
      • Take Your Leave
    • Step 9: Be Gracious
      • Your Thank You Note
        • Wizard
      • Handwritten versus email
    • Action Plan
      • Select one person
      • Write a letter requesting an interview
      • Follow up and follow through
      • Join a club/group/professional organization
      • Commit to regular attendance
    • Foolishness & Folly for Informational Interviews
      • Bid at Charity Auction
      • Spoke on Alumni Panel
      • Attended Chicago Conference
    • Q & A
    • www.Mannersmith.com Twitter: Mannersmith