Reaching out to Potential ContactsWhen reaching out to potential contacts, it is important to introduce yourself and explain why you are interested in speaking with them.
Setting up the InterviewIf your contact responds to your message, you can set up a time, date, and format for the interview. The interview can be conducted in person, over the phone, or through a video chat application such as Zoom. Before the interview, be sure to do your research on the work your contact does and prepare any questions you may have.
Conducting the InterviewDuring the interview, start by thanking your contact for their time and explaining what interests you about their industry. You should also have a short, well-prepared introduction of your background and interests. Once the introductions are out of the way, focus on asking questions, listening to responses, and learning about the industry and company.