This is what you should do after an informational interview:
Send a thank-you note
- Write and mail or email a thank-you note within one day of your interview.
- Include a few points from the interview that you found helpful.
- It is always beneficial to thank your contact. It is a small world and you never know when or where you might meet your contact again.
- What did you learn?
- Is this the job you want? Is this a company you would like to work for? Do you like this industry?
- How comfortable were you in this environment? Would you fit in?
- What might you need to do to be successful in this career?
- Do you still have unanswered questions? How might you get them answered?
- Do you want to explore other jobs, industries, or companies?
- Did you enjoy this experience? What might you do differently the next time?
Need more information?
- Schedule another informational interview.
- Seek a job shadowing experience.
- Look for an internship or career-related part-time job in the field.
- Research similar career fields or industries.
- Talk with faculty in your major.
Want to change directions?
- Have you identified your interest, skills, strengths, and values? Ask about our career inventories and self-assessment activities.
- Research and explore new careers or industries. Start with the Career Library resources.
- Meet with a career peer educator.