Etiquette Tip: Asking for a coffee interview

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The Holidays are a great time for informational interviews. Here is the challenging part: you have to ask for them.

If you meet someone at a party or event, don’t be afraid to ask. “Your career (or company) sounds very interesting. Do you have time this week to grab a cup of coffee and tell me more about what you do?”

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When to Follow Up

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Okay, so you applied for a job and got an interview! Sometimes we are so excited about the interview that we don’t think past answering questions and dressing for success.  Now that you have given them the perfect cover letter and resume (Phase 1) and allowed them to see the person behind the paper (Phase 2), it is time to embark on Phase 3: Follow-up.  Continue reading