ï¿½You smell employed. Will you please just rub yourself against me until I smell like that too? For a minute. Just a real quick sec.ï¿½
ï¿½Will you tell me, please, where they are storing the jobs? I know you have them. I can see them. Tell me where, please?ï¿½
ï¿½If I write you a thank-you note like everyone says Iï¿½m supposed to, will you do anything other than laugh at how pathetic it makes me look and throw it in the trash?ï¿½
Yes, if you want to be employed after graduation, you need to network. ï¿½Sometimes that involves informational interviewing. ï¿½Yes, it can be awkward, in EXACTLY the ways this article describes. ï¿½How to make it NOT horrible?
- ï¿½Have a
plan. ï¿½No one is going to be more invested in your success than you are.
- Know what you want to know. ï¿½The key is the word “informational.” ï¿½If you don’t actually to to learn anything this person can tell you, then why set up the meeting?
- If seeking information is a pretextï¿½to form a relationship with this person and get him or herï¿½interested in your success, then admit that to yourself and figure out a strategy for creating that relationship.
- Research, research, research. ï¿½People love to talk about themselves. ï¿½Make it easy for them to do that by knowing the right questions to ask.
Job-hunting is hard. We’re here to help. ï¿½Call 333-4346 to set up an appointment with Kirstin Wilcox, Director of Internships.