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Sample meeting request email

How to request an informational interview

Develop your own request for an informational interview, based on the sample email below. Customise it to suit your field, context and personality.

Dear Ms Smith

I found your name through the University of Sydney Alumni database and saw that you completed your PhD in Archeology before working at the Australia Museum.

I will be completing my PhD in Archeology in November and am keen to learn more about how I might transition toward my goal of employment...(continued)

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Information gathering interviews

Is this the best kept job search secret?

Many people baulk at the idea of interviewing potential employers, but done well, it is one of the most effective and proactive ways to enhance your job search.

Information gathering interviews are not intended to help you immediately win work. Rather, as the name suggests, the intention is to help you find out things you don't already know about career possibilities in your chosen industry, domain, field, employer, organisation or market.


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