Following up after an informational interview

Doing an informational interview is often a productive and dynamic way to do research on the industry, roles and companies you are interested in.  What a privilege that busy people have taken time out of their day to help you! 

Following up with a contact after completing an informational interview is a professional practice that not only shows gratitude, but is also is a way to acknowledge the generosity of time and information that they have shown you.  Following up allows you to not only show appreciation, but also to highlight the insights you garnered from the conversation and next steps you plan to take.

Being sure to create a personalized note that includes specifics from your time together is an effort that will help you build and sustain your network.  Work with your career coach to discuss the best strategies when following up after an informational interview; schedule an appointment today in Handshake.

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By W. P. Carey Career Services Center
W. P. Carey Career Services Center