Insideit - Informational Interview Self Assessment

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  • 1. 
    Why should you do an information interview?
    • A. 

      Learn more about a career, company, or specific job

    • B. 

      Ask for a job

    • C. 

      Discover the hidden job market

    • D. 

      Practice presenting yourself

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    What can you do to prepare for an informational interview?
    • A. 

      Make a list of questions and prioritize them

    • B. 

      Research information about the company and type of job the interviewee has

    • C. 

      Figure out what your goal is for the interview

    • D. 

      You don’t need to prepare. Wing it – impromptu is more natural.

    • E. 

      Just schedule the interview and show up on time.

  • 3. 
    What information should you include in your contacts record? 
    • A. 

      Name, address, e-mail, phone, company name, title

    • B. 

      Name, age, gender, title

    • C. 

      Company name, references, marital status, hobbies

    • D. 

      Date of contact, date of interview, follow up tracking, interview notes

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    If you are nervous about arranging an informational interview, what can you do?
    • A. 

      Write an e-mail or letter to the person, then follow up on the phone

    • B. 

      Write a script to use during the phone conversation

    • C. 

      Ask someone else to contact the person for you

    • D. 

      Practice your scripted conversation

    • E. 

      Explain that you are nervous, but determined

  • 5. 
    When you contact someone to set up an interview, you should …
    • A. 

      Tell them a lot about yourself and your interest in working for their company

    • B. 

      Always make an appointment that fits their schedule and is their preferred method

    • C. 

      Thank them

    • D. 

      Request that they meet with you for lunch

    • E. 

      Mention the person who recommended that you talk with them