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Group 4 Career Services Project

  1. 1. BRIDGES How to arrange an Information Interview Group 4 Career Services Project Joylani Sconza, Carly Brown, Judith Moore, Nicholas Parsons, and David Kendrick Explore Plan Achieve
  2. 2. About the Career Tool <ul><li>Explains the value of informational interviews. </li></ul><ul><li>Gives you ideas on how to go about finding with the right people to interview. </li></ul><ul><li>Describes how to properly make contact with those people and arrange the interview. </li></ul><ul><li>Suggests methods to prepare for the interview. </li></ul><ul><li>Offers advice on how to execute the interview successfully. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides links for additional help with arranging, preparing, and delivering an informational interview. </li></ul>
  3. 3. BENEFITS <ul><li>The benefits of setting up an Informational Interview </li></ul><ul><li>Get firsthand and relevant information about the realities of working within a particular field, industry or position. This kind of information is not always available in print. </li></ul><ul><li>Find out about career paths you did not know existed. </li></ul><ul><li>Clarify your initial questions and goals about how a particular career may match your interests, lifestyle and future plans. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve your communication skills by talking informally with an interested professional. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop job search skills. Resume writing and job interviewing become much easier when you have a good sense of what interests you and how your background and skills match the qualifications of a particular field, industry or job. </li></ul><ul><li>Initiate a professional relationship and expand your network of contacts in a particular career field. </li></ul>
  4. 4. How to Log On
  5. 5. Site ID and Password Click Here And Here career
  6. 6. Exploring Careers
  7. 7. Click Here
  8. 8. Outline for Informational Interview
  9. 9. How to use <ul><li>After clicking EXPLORING CAREERS you will come to a page providing information on the purpose of an informational interview and several links pertaining to the informational interview </li></ul><ul><li>Read through the introduction, learning goals and the how to’s of arranging an informational interview . </li></ul><ul><li>Once you’ve come up with the career your interested in, scroll down to the provided links </li></ul><ul><ul><li> - this website gives several resources that may be helpful in finding a job. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> - this website provides information on how to set up an informational interview with a professional in a particular career. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> - this website gives suggestions on what questions you should ask at the informational interview. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>After viewing all the information given, you should be ready for your informational interview. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Best Components <ul><ul><li>Quintessential Careers: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provides a variety of question to ask during an Information Interview </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gives a tutorial of interview questions with tips in performing an outstanding interview </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Best Components <ul><li>Provides information on the proper way to conduct an Information Interview. </li></ul><ul><li>At the bottom of the page, the following links are provided to assist you with Information Interview. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Job Shadows 2009: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This link assists in setting Information Interviews with participating companies, such as Cisco, AT&T, and Department of Justices. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Provides links of participating companies of wide scope information on the companies. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Additional Resources
  13. 13. How does it Relate <ul><li>Everyone in their lifetime will search for a job, preferably a </li></ul><ul><li>job that brings satisfaction. Performing job related </li></ul><ul><li>Informational Interviews gives a person the advantage to </li></ul><ul><li>search out if a job position is the right fit for who they are. </li></ul><ul><li>Information Interviews takes the pressure off that </li></ul><ul><li>traditional interviews usually tend to create. This website </li></ul><ul><li>provides information on the importance of an Information </li></ul><ul><li>Interview, how to go about scheduling one as well as to show how to be prepared. It also offers example questions to consider asking and what you, the interviewer, should accomplish once the interview is over . </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>This page will supply you with the necessary tools to successfully give an informational interview. </li></ul><ul><li>To log on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the Site ID tab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Username: 23071 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Password: career </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on Exploring Careers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on How to Arrange a Job Shadow or Informational Interview </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Read carefully and put their advice into action. </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the links at the bottom of the page. </li></ul><ul><li>Go out and conduct an informational interview! </li></ul>Summary