Tutorial 11 - informational interviews

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Tutorial 11 - informational interviews

  1. 1. Comm 299 - Career Fundamentals Tutorial 11 - Informational InterviewsWednesday, March 23, 2011 1
  2. 2. Agenda Personal Stories Preparing for Informational Interviews Strategies for Informational Interviews Sample Script Practice Informational Interviews Seek Informational Interviews Blog CheckWednesday, March 23, 2011 2
  3. 3. Personal StoriesWednesday, March 23, 2011 3
  4. 4. Preparing for Informational InterviewsWednesday, March 23, 2011 4
  5. 5. Preparing for a Call Prepare Questions Have your calendar/agenda Have a phone scriptWednesday, March 23, 2011 5
  6. 6. Drafting an email A. Brief introduction of self B. Why you are writing C. Why interested in the field or company D. When you will contactWednesday, March 23, 2011 6
  7. 7. Why employers care A. Giving back - they too were once students B. Promote their company C. Looking to recruit a new personWednesday, March 23, 2011 7
  8. 8. Strategies for Informational InterviewsWednesday, March 23, 2011 8
  9. 9. Strategies for Informational Interviews Ask questions take notes show interest professional image share a bit about yourself Don’t overstay your welcome Thanks + ask for referralWednesday, March 23, 2011 9
  10. 10. Sample ScriptWednesday, March 23, 2011 10
  11. 11. Opening Hello, Mary please. Hello, I’d like to speak to the person in charge of marketing. Hello, I’d like to speak to the Director of finance please.Wednesday, March 23, 2011 11
  12. 12. What is it regarding? I am (a student) in the field of (marketing) interested in learning more about the field. Could I speak to your (marketing manager) please?Wednesday, March 23, 2011 12
  13. 13. Decision Maker Hello, my name is _______. I am a business student very interested in your industry. I’d appreciate if I could meet you to get a better understanding of your field. Does it work for you to meet next week?Wednesday, March 23, 2011 13
  14. 14. Practice Informational InterviewsWednesday, March 23, 2011 14
  15. 15. Research Companies Linked in Company websites Company organization chartsWednesday, March 23, 2011 15
  16. 16. Practice Informational InterviewWednesday, March 23, 2011 16
  17. 17. Seek Informational InterviewsWednesday, March 23, 2011 17
  18. 18. Seek an informational interviewWednesday, March 23, 2011 18
  19. 19. Follow UpWednesday, March 23, 2011 19
  20. 20. Main Informational Interview Takeaways Be prepared Practice Just do itWednesday, March 23, 2011 20
  21. 21. Blog reviewWednesday, March 23, 2011 21
  22. 22. Next class Target job search Blog reviewWednesday, March 23, 2011 22

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