In my last post, I explained why you should be doing informational interviewing if you are interested in expanding your existing network and seeing what positions are available outside of your current company.
One of the easiest ways to branch out and find a new position is informational interviewing, but surprisingly not many job seekers engage in this process. When my clients approach me for interview preparation, they are usually referring to hiring interviews and not informational interviewing. This is a network-building process that can help you organically increase your job prospects and make real connections in your industry.
The key to introducing yourself is to position yourself in a way that will help you get the most out of a conversation. Whether this is in a networking conversation or in an interview, your introduction is your opportunity to be memorable.
Last week I discussed steps 1-3 of the 5 steps to communicating your “one big thing”. When you’re talking to employers, recruiters or anyone you’re networking with, these 5 steps will help you actively communicate the benefits you will bring to a company from hiring you.
When having networking conversations, informational interviews, phone interviews and face-to-face interviews, you are given a chance to do some personal marketing. During your personal marketing communication, you have the opportunity to pitch your “One Big Thing.”