Quiet Period Career Q&As: How do I ask a professional I don’t know for an informational interview?

Quick career advice for graduate students and postdocs!
Keep busy during the quiet period by getting some quick answers to these important career questions:

9-9:25am: How can I update and refresh my LinkedIn profile?
— https://upenn.joinhandshake.com/events/640540
9:25-9:50am: How do I tailor my resume bullet points for a specific job ad?
— https://upenn.joinhandshake.com/events/640593
9:50-10:15am: How do I ask a professional I don’t know for an informational interview?
— https://upenn.joinhandshake.com/events/640595
10:15-10:40am: How should I stay in touch with someone I just conducted an informational interview with?
— https://upenn.joinhandshake.com/events/640601
10:45-11:10am: How can I structure my answers for behavioral interviews using the STAR method?
— https://upenn.joinhandshake.com/events/640614
11:10-11:35am: How can I ask good questions as a candidate in a job/internship interview?
— https://upenn.joinhandshake.com/events/640627
11:35am-12pm: How do I find salary information as part of my job offer negotiation?
— https://upenn.joinhandshake.com/events/640637
12-1pm: Open forum career Q&A for graduate students/postdocs on Zoom
— https://upenn.joinhandshake.com/events/640529

How do I ask a professional I don’t know for an informational interview?

In this quick session, we will discuss why informational interviews are a good idea, and provide some best practices for help you craft strong emails as you request informational interviews with professionals and grow your network. We will share some resources, and answer as many networking questions that you bring to the chat as we can. If there isn’t time to get to your question, then join us for our open forum Q&A on Zoom from 12-1pm on the 22nd January (see: https://upenn.joinhandshake.com/events/640529), or sign up for our afternoon drop-ins or normal career appointments through Handshake for a 1:1 session with a career advisor. You can sign up for our extended same-day drop-ins on the morning of Friday 22nd January. Same-day drop-ins are also held every weekday from 2-3pm – look for open appointment slots between 9-11am each weekday morning.

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