Informational Interviewing

Don’t like your current job?  Are you one of the 50% of employees who are “checked out” at the job?  A survey from Mercer, an consulting firm with a specialty in HR matters, reveals that, “Nearly one in three (32%) US workers is seriously considering leaving his or her organization at the present time, up sharply from 23% in 2005. Meanwhile, another 21% are not looking to leave but view their employers unfavorably and have rock-bottom scores on key measures of engagement, a term that describes a combination of an employee’s loyalty, commitment and motivation.”

While your current job may be the pits, before you jump ship be sure you will land in a better place.  There is nothing worse than leaving a ho-hum job and ending up in a worse situation.  Informational interviewing can help ensure you are heading to a better opportunity – and informational interviewing is appropriate for everyone, no matter the industry or experience level.

Use this job exploration technique to gain information and build relationships, the job opportunities will come – right now the focus is on ensuring the next move is the right move for you.




About Kevin Monahan

I have 10+ years experience in coaching clients in their career management and career change efforts. Personal career consulting services combined with employer outreach to help find opportunities for both constituents.
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