When done INCORRECTLY, informational interviews actually harms your chances of landing a job at your target company.
One of the biggest mistakes I see students and young professionals making is FAILING to follow up with connections on a regular basis
To help you with this, I created a quick and dirty networking spreadsheet for you to keep track of your professional network
- Make a copy of the Google Sheet
- Use the "Snapshot" tab to keep track of all professionals you chat with
- Only create new "Tabs" for the top 3-5 professionals you WANT to continue following up with (i.e. are they in companies or roles you are super interested in?)
- Review this trix on a weekly or monthly basis, it WILL pay off!