Informational interviews are effective career conversations that allow you to learn more about a particular career path and/or organization. During these conversations, you may also have the opportunity to make a good impression and promote your skills by sharing your experiences and accomplishments. As such, informational interviews are great for career exploration, networking, and even job hunting.
Professionals are busy people, so informational interviews typically last only about 15-30 minutes. You can approach a variety of professionals for these interviews: industry experts, current practitioners, human resources representatives or recruiters, etc.