Informational Interviewing for Networking Successfully
Key Note: Tracy Jenkins Ph.D., ACC, ELI-MP
Professor & Academic Coach
What is an Informational Interview and Why Should I Care?
- Did you know that the best work opportunities are never advertised?
- Would you like to tap-in-to these “off the radar” roles?
- But... I'm not look to change jobs.
Why does this topic matter to me?
Informational interviewing is a largely overlooked process, because it is misunderstood.
Learn how to use informational interviewing to connect with people, learn more about companies and industries of significance, and broaden your network. Plus, learn ways to gather information on how to become more successful in your current occupation or brand new field, while discovering another person's unique career path.
- Learn the purposes and benefits of informational interviewing
- Discover how to find people to interview and request an informational interview
- Uncover how to prepare for, conduct and follow-up after the informational interview
Tracy Jenkins, Ph.D., ACC
Career Transition and Academic Coach
Vice President, ICF Raleigh Area Chapter
Tracy Jenkins is the Owner of Tracy Jenkins Coaching LLC, a career and academic coaching business, where she helps individuals articulate career aspirations and develop a plan to take effective action in order to manifest change in their professional and academic lives.
She is also an Executive Leadership Coach to MBA students at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Tracy has experience as a coach, educator and advisor, and has worked in industry in training and development, as well as clinical research for GlaxoSmithKline. With an extensive background in academics and coaching, she has served in various roles as an advisor, professional mentor, professor and academic coach at North Carolina State University and Louisburg College. Plus, she has taught high school Biology in a school system based near Chicago, Illinois.
In addition to holding a Ph.D. in Educational Research and Policy Analysis from North Carolina State University and earned coaching credentials (ACC) from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC),
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