Free Career Webinar: Informational Interviewing: Conversations for Exploring Your Future

Lecture | January 17 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Terrie Moore, UC Berkeley Staff Career Development Program

 UC Berkeley Extension

Are you considering a career change? Would you like to advance into a new role or are you curious about bringing your skills to a new industry? Informational interviews can play a powerful part in your career development—throughout your career—if you know some basic best practices. They will make all the difference in making career connections that are effective and worthwhile for both parties.

Informational interviews are exploratory conversations with people in-the-know. They’re a way to preview day-to-day realities, underlying dynamics, and significant themes in work you haven’t entered yet. They allow you to mentally “try on” possible future roles and work cultures before investing heavily in re-tooling, re-skilling, and leaving your present reality behind. They can also provide constructive information about possible next steps.

In this webinar, career counselor Terrie Moore will outline the distinct features of informational interviews and how to use them to explore and compare what you find with qualities of work life that are important to you. She’ll also cover some tips and techniques for getting started with these effective career conversations.

Join us for this noontime webinar and learn some practical tips for landing effective informational interviews. We'll save time for Q&A. Sign up today! You will receive a recording after the webinar.

About the Presenter:

Terrie Moore leads UC Berkeley's Staff Career Development Program. In that role, she develops and delivers programs on career development for campus staff. After a career in the health care industry, she became a career counselor, coaching professionals in career transition toward a satisfying next step. Terrie is a National Certified Counselor and an MBTI Certified Practitioner, and holds M.S. degrees in Career Counseling and Health Services Administration.