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Today we will continue to talk about how people chose their careers in life. Step three is to get the inside scoop of the job you choose. The key to learning what a career is really like is conducting informational interviews. You may have heard about informational interviews before, but few people actually take this critical step. Three things you need to know:
- An informational interview is an opportunity to meet someone you’re curious about and learn from them. So if you’re curious what a Product Manager or engineer really does and want inside tips about the job, this is how you find that out.
- This is not weird. What’s weird is a bunch of people mindlessly submitting resumes to jobs they don’t know anything about and then wondering why they don’t do what they love.
- People want to meet with smart people who are curious in the same things. That means you, if you send a great email, have insightful questions, and are interesting.
During your interview, you can ask any lingering questions you had from the previous step. It’s not unusual to learn years of hidden insights in one interview. You’ll also start building relationships with people in that career field. Hope this series help you to make the right decision.
Come back tomorrow for more inspiration.