Tag Archives: Interviewing

Informational Interviews, Part 2

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about conducting informational interviews. Today, I noticed that Marci Alboher added a different perspective to the topic by discussing her pet peeves about informational interviews in her New York Times blog. In her article, Ms. Alboher (she called me Mr. Wilson) specifically mentioned 4 pet peeves:… Read More »

Tips From Recruiters

I recently had the opportunity to listen a panel of recruiters sharing tips with an audience of job seekers. The panel included two internal recruiters (one with a large multi-national corporation, and one with a smaller, local corporation), and one external recruiter. The questions and discussion yielded some really good information, and a few surprises.… Read More »

Informational Interviews

The informational interview is one of the most useful and yet under-utilized career management tools. I’ve become a big proponent of informational interviews ever since conducting my first one several months ago. When I’m among job seekers, I often ask if they are including informational interviews as part of their strategy. Many have never heard… Read More »

Thank You

Our program committee for ASTD got together at Carl’s house recently to discuss programs for the upcoming year. Carl is a consummate host who showered us with lively conversation and great food. We had a great time, and the next day I sent Carl a thank you note expressing my gratitude for his hard work.… Read More »