The Information Interview is another way to connect with potential employers
while learning about a career path. It's not as formal as a job interview but it
is professional. Never be late for one! Read the material linked in the right
column to get a good idea of what it is and how to do it.
When I got out of college I called the editor of a Sunday magazine for a large
metropolitan newspaper and he invited me down for an "informational interview." I put
on what passed for a suit in those days and was taken into the vast chattering space
known as a newsroom. He introduced me to writers, showed me some of the production
aspects to the magazine, and listened patiently to my questions while holding a pipe
in the corner of his mouth. Even though I never worked there, it was my first
exposure to a real journalism venue. Such contacts can be invaluable.
Editors are much more approachable than writers think.
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Have questions about information interviewing?
Don't hesitate to ask!
For those new to the Net or overwhelmed by the nature of the
online job market I suggest you look at the Cyber Search Tutorial.There
are more job boards and classifieds from metro newspapers.
Don't forget to visit Sunoasis Joblog for
daily updates on the writing and publishing industry.