Businesses are made of people.
Markets are made of people.
Industries are made of people.
So when motivated by a topic, how might one find the right people with whom to discuss that topic?
An INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEW is an opportunity to learn about a topic and establish an association or even a relationship with a practitioner.
Topic: The What
The topic is foundational. Without the topic, there is no connection. Figuring the topic leads to inquiring for a meeting, and a basis upon which to hold a discussion.
Research: The Who
You know the topic. Search for the person.
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What To Look For: The Ideal Profile
The above video is a presentation given in January, 2019 by career expert and technology recruiter Max Crismon.
1. Open the profile.
2. Scroll to the bottom.
3. Unravel all clustered segments, e.g. Recommendations, Education, Experience, etc.
4. Read upward in chronological order.
Patterns and contrasts.
Depth of description.
Tone and voice of the writing.
Seriousness with which the profile was put together.
Harmony in the story, or meaningful imbalance.
What Is An Informational Interview?
Contact To Speak
The Ambitious Among Us
An expert at informational interviewing, my name is Danny Rehr of Rehr Consulting. I am a Genuine Consultant who supports the ambitions of others to meet promise and potential. My MBA is concentrated in Strategy. I have 20 years of work experience, most of which is in the field of organization development. Additionally, I informationally interview local professionals and write research-backed articles about their ambition. Rounding out my activities, I give talks on How and Why To Conduct Informational Interviews (for job seekers, networking and professional development), contribute guest blogposts, and I volunteer in the community. I love coffee and fountain pens!null