Informational Interviews

March 16, 2017

Is this the year you start your very own business? Do you want to be your own boss and have no superiors at all? Do you want to control what customers or clients you take on? Do you want to decide how many projects you handle, within one day? If you answered yes, then this is the time to get some advice.


When starting a business, advice can easily be turned into reality. One way to do that is by scheduling informational interviews. Having information interviews is much easier than going on a job interview. This will lead you down the journey that you really desire, rather than second guessing, did I actually get the position?

 

Start by making a list of your connections, that you think will be willing to speak to you. They could be a friend of a friend, connections on LinkedIn, members of an association you belong to, individuals on a forum and more... Basically, they can come from many different outlets.

 

Then, begin drafting up an email, but of course, always personalize the individual’s name before pushing the send button. People tend to respond better when it's more than just a generalized message.

 

Once you've received your replies, you can have a thirty minute phone call with them. Of course, be sure to take notes from their advice. You don't want to forget anything. Try to have approximately, three to five phone calls, and see what advice is consistent and what is actually unique.

 

Now, that you have feedback and ideas rolling around in your head, it is time to put them into action! Take the consistent advice first, since that is proven to work and then, add a little bit of you into the mix, in order to differentiate from the competition. Grab your niche and become the expert! 

 

When You Change Your Mindset...You Change Your Results...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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