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Anyone have any experience doing an informational interview? Never done one before and not sure how to approach it or what to ask.

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Research the person, the company, the role, have a clear set of tactical questions, then higher level strategic questions. If it's an informational interview I'm assuming it's that you are looking to find if a role or industry is a good fit before pursuing it further?

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It's just like any other interview! You should prep just the same and present yourself just the same. It's a real interview! Things can come out of it, later - which is the entire point, so no different than regular interview.

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Know what you want in your career. Ask about development opportunities. Ask for examples of how they work, how they target new biz. You don't want to sit there with zero questions to ask them... prepare more than you think you need in case they touch on that stuff when describing what they do. But also have your "story" planned out. Why have you made decisions, whAt have you learned, general observations about the business

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I do em all the time. It's the least I can do. I think many SRs feel the same way. Just shoot someone an email and maybe follow up with a phone call if you're feeling saucy. The worst they can do is say no.

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