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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

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Learn more about a career, company, or specific job
    C. Discover the hidden job market
    D. Practice presenting yourself
    Explanation
    An information interview is a valuable opportunity to gather information about a career, company, or specific job. It allows you to gain insights and knowledge that can help you make informed decisions about your career path. Additionally, it provides a chance to discover the hidden job market, which refers to job opportunities that are not publicly advertised. Lastly, an information interview also allows you to practice presenting yourself and improve your communication and networking skills. Therefore, all of the above options are valid reasons for doing an information interview.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer(s)
    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
    Explanation
    To prepare for an informational interview, it is important to make a list of questions and prioritize them. This will ensure that you have a structured approach and don't miss out on any important information. Additionally, researching information about the company and the type of job the interviewee has will help you gain a better understanding of their background and enable you to ask relevant questions. Lastly, figuring out your goal for the interview will help you stay focused and make the most of the opportunity.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Name, address, e-mail, phone, company name, title
    D. Date of contact, date of interview, follow up tracking, interview notes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above". In order to maintain a comprehensive and organized contacts record, it is important to include all the mentioned information. Name, address, e-mail, phone, company name, and title provide basic contact details. Additionally, including date of contact, date of interview, follow up tracking, and interview notes helps in keeping track of interactions and progress with the contact.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    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
    D. Practice your scripted conversation
    E. Explain that you are nervous, but determined
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests several actions that can be taken when feeling nervous about arranging an informational interview. Writing an e-mail or letter to the person is a good way to initiate contact, followed by a phone call to follow up. Writing a script for the phone conversation can help to organize thoughts and ensure important points are covered. Practicing the scripted conversation can help to build confidence and reduce nervousness. Lastly, explaining that you are nervous but determined shows honesty and determination, which can be appreciated by the person being contacted.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Always make an appointment that fits their schedule and is their preferred method
    C. Thank them
    E. Mention the person who recommended that you talk with them
    Explanation
    When contacting someone to set up an interview, it is important to always make an appointment that fits their schedule and is their preferred method. This shows respect for their time and preferences. Additionally, it is important to thank them for considering your request for an interview, as it demonstrates gratitude and professionalism. Mentioning the person who recommended that you talk with them can also be beneficial as it establishes a connection and may increase the likelihood of securing an interview.

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