Get the Scoop: Informational Interviews

By Dawn Gildenmeister on PeopleCorner – Powered by PeopleScout

The term informational interview is an intimidating concept because most people are unsure of what it is. An informational interview has multiple definitions and can benefit both potential job seekers and employers. Below we’ll go through the purpose of the employer led informational interview and the job seeker led informational interview.

Employer Led:

When a company wants to scout for prospective talent or create a pipeline, managers may choose to do informational interviews. This is a good practice to compare talent within the competitive sphere of the operating business and to reduce downtime regarding potential attrition, selection, and onboarding of a new employee. This differs from a job interview because it’s surveying talent and looking toward the future; the goal is to understand the current climate of the workforce available and not to hire immediately. Moreover, it gives an employer an idea of what their competitors may be also expecting of their employees, which serves as valuable intel to a leadership team…

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