Below is a guide I use when planning questions for an informational interview to ask a professional. In the previous blog post I discussed how to send out email outreach to professionals to make requests. Click here to read.
It will be very helpful to read the previous blog post first, then watch the video above and read the guide below. The part with red fonts is where you have to insert an item.
Informational Interview with *insert name*
Note of appreciation: Thanks for this opportunity.
Option to exclude questions: Below is a list of questions we will discuss during our meeting, however, if there are any questions listed below that you don’t feel comfortable responding to, I’ll respect your wishes to exclude them from the discussion. Also, the questions may be reduced or changed depending on how much time we have to speak.
Meeting time: Before we start the meeting, we scheduled for *insert minutes,* I want to be respectful of your time. How much time do you have to spend with me?
Platform of research: I researched you and your work using LinkedIn. So, a lot of my questions are based on this research. Feel free to correct me where I am wrong and fill the gaps as needed or add information you think will be valuable to me.
Questions for me:
Is there is anything I haven’t asked that you’ll be willing to share or discuss?