The quick answer: an informational interview is an interview you hold with someone who works in an industry or job that you are interested in. The aim of the informational interview is for you to learn as much as you can from someone who can tell you about the day-to-day of their job.
The point of an informational interview is not to get a job. It’s to learn if a specific field or job is right for you. It can be a connection you make, and keep, that could help in your job search, but you shouldn’t go in expecting to get an offer out of it.
Career Coach Lynee Alves is helping you navigate the ever-changing job market by using LindedIn to score new job opportunities. Alves, the president of Interview Like An Expert, provided advice on overhauling your profile and optimizing the job search feature.
You had your job interview and things really seemed to click, but you’re still not sure how you might be ranking. These are signs you have ranked as a top contender.
While it might be tempting to accept a job offer immediately, keep in mind the things you need to discuss and clarify before jumping right in.
Have you gathered enough information about the role you’re applying for? What about the compensation, the team, the work environment, and the company? You need to ask certain questions to make sure that it is the right job position for you.
To help ensure that you’re going into the new role with clarity, we asked experts to provide some insights on the best questions to ask before accepting a job offer.
As a career strategist at MassHire Lowell Career Center, I lead a job club for our clients. Prior to the Coronavirus pandemic, we met in-person in a large room. At these meetings, there would be anywhere between 10 and 20 people.
We didn’t meet in person often—only every second and fourth Tuesday of the month—but our clients enjoyed the opportunity to get out of their house and share the news of their job search or participate in a mock interview.
The mock interviews were a key activity of the job club meetings—sitting in the hot seat and being interviewed by me or another member of the group while being filmed with a digital camera. The rest of the participants provided feedback at the conclusion of the interview on the interviewee’s answers.
Life is stressful and right now, it’s especially stressful. COVID-19, the coronavirus, is impacting everyone. The goal of this article is to give you simple, science-backed tips to ease your anxiety. I want to acknowledge that whether your stress stems from a loss of your income, suddenly homeschooling your children, worry about elderly or immunocompromised family members or another source, your concerns are real and your feelings are valid. But right now, we’re going to focus on what we can control with proven ways to reduce your anxiety, today.
As a career strategist at a MassHire career center, I’m asking employers to keep the hiring wheels in motion. Employers, you might have to close your doors, due to the Coronavirus, but this doesn’t mean you can’t stay the course.
Job seekers, I’m talking to you, too. This is not the time to give up. Especially not now. There will be some who will give up; don’t be one of them.
Job seekers continue to ask if they should list references on their resume.
While some employers require you to submit resume references, other employers and hiring managers won’t request that list until after the final in-person interview.
So, if you reach this point in the hiring process and they ask you to provide a list of references, what’s the best way to present them?
We asked experts to share their insights.
I’m determined to share them with the emerging workforce as they begin navigating the job-hunting process.
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There are reasons to be optimistic while you’re trying to land your next job. They can be the small things you do that make you feel a sense of achievement.