Informational Interview Tips for Young Professionals, with Colby Reade

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In the digital age, nurturing our human relationships matter more than ever. This also applies to your job search! Informational interviews are a great way to begin building those relationships and to develop your network. Find Your Dream Job guest Colby Reade says that you need to think of informational interviews like a business meeting. You should go into them with a clear goal, a set of specific questions to ask, and a plan for following up. These conversations can not only help you in your job search; they can create a network that can help your career for years to come.

About Our Guest:

Colby Reade's day job has been all about communication (https://www.linkedin.com/in/colbyreade/). He first built a career in journalism before launching a second career in public relations. Colby also works as a career coach and advisor. He helps professionals find and thrive in careers they love. He shares advice every week on his own podcast, Coffee with Colby (http://coffeewithcolby.buzzsprout.com/).

Resources in This Episode:

  • On his podcast, Coffee with Colby (http://coffeewithcolby.buzzsprout.com/), Colby shares his own experience and research in the field of professional development, to help listeners feel more prepared to face workplace challenges.
  • If you wish you had more podcasts like this one to listen to, I have good news for you: there are dozens of great business podcasts out there. But they can be hard to find if you don’t already know about them. That’s why I created the Top Career Podcast Guide (https://www.macslist.org/top-career-podcast-guide-2018).
  • From our sponsor: Sneaker School is an online certificate program that lets you explore career paths in the footwear industry and learn from some of the biggest names in the business. Visit sneakerschool.com/mac to start mapping your career in the sneaker world.

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