Blog Posts by Jaime Hiraishi

  • Three Reasons You Should Be Doing Informational Interviews... Even If You're Happily Employed

    Considered a chore by some, the informational interview can actually be an incredibly valuable resource for anyone who cares about the trajectory of their career. They can help you cultivate relationships with professionals who might eventually provide a job connection or they can help you better understand different industries, roles, and other professional challenges. Which makes them important both during a job search and when you're not actively looking. In fact, getting to know people in other organizations and different jobs can make you better at yours.Here are three reasons you should schedule your next informational interview right now: ...Read More »

  • Six Tips for an Effective Informational Interview

    In such a competitive economy, it's important to make the most of your conversations and connections to stand out in today's job market and create your own impact career path. So how do you turn the conventional informational interview into a true discussion? Here are six best practices: 1. Be specific It may sound counterintuitive to job seekers, but being open to any and all opportunities won't increase your chances of finding something great. In fact, the more specific you are about what you want, the easier it will be for others to help. For example, don't say you're interested in sustainability roles. Say you want to help large companies reduce waste by improving packaging design.  ...Read More »

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