How an informational interview can be a great way to land a job

This tactic will help you gain insight into what’s required to land a job in your chosen field and what to expect once you do so, along with establishing connections with potential mentors.

Ragan Insider Premium Content
Ragan Insider Content

You’re on the prowl for a job. You’ve done it, I’ve done it. Your battle plan consists of applying to every job there ever was, is, or will be in any field you have a remote interest in.

A successful day is it making it through applying to 70 jobs you found online, from construction work to being an extra in a movie to participating in lab experiments meant to measure your brain wave activity—whatever lands you a job.

This tactic works, but only about 5 percent of the time. Unfortunately, you’ve heard enough stories of people getting hired this way to make you believe it can happen for you, too. And it can—but that’s the worst part, because it becomes your primary job-hunting tactic.

To read the full story, log in.
Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content.
Sign up today

Already a member? Log in here.
Learn more about Ragan Insider.