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How to Talk to Anyone: Informational Interviewing for International Students

Engage professionals, build a network, and find opportunities in the US.

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Note! This course is included in US Job Search subscription package. Get the details here.



Informational interviews are your power tools.

They are more important than your resume.

They are more useful than cover letters.

They are the most common way international students get hired in the US.

Take this course and learn everything you need to master informational interviews. Students who take this course get:

  • A 55 minute webinar explaining step by step how to conduct an informational interview and connect informational interviews to opportunities
  • A breakdown of how to write emails that get responses from new contacts
  • Detailed conversational maps to download
  • Video instructions showing how to use LinkedIn to find alumni, professionals, and jobs
  • Exercises to help you write smart and build a LinkedIn profile that stands out
  • Templates to help you message people for informational interviews
  • Bonus content on how to build a personal website and portfolio so stand out from your competition

Take this course and you will be able to:

  • Prepare for informational interviews
  • Conduct informational interviews
  • Follow up with new connections after informational interviews
  • Write a creative LinkedIn title and summary that stands out
  • Find international student alumni who are working in the US
  • Follow recruiters to find hidden opportunities
  • Find alumni for informational interviews
  • Discover new companies for your target list
  • Write engaging emails that get responses

This course is recommended for:

  • Students who are motivated to try new things
  • Students who want to build a professional network
  • Students who want to stand out in their job search
  • Students who want to meet new professionals
  • Students who want to improve their written communication skills

Take this course to learn how to build a network of professionals and discover new opportunities.

Get access to useful tips at every stage of your job or internship search!

This course lets you learn at your own pace. Unlike a workshop you don't have to take notes or memorize everything. You have access to this information throughout your job search.

As a student in this course you also get:

  • Discounts on live webinars
  • Notification for any new modules added to the course

If you're a job seeker in the US, you must learn how to use informational interviews to get hired. Don't miss out.


Class Curriculum



Your Instructor


Nicolle Merrill
Nicolle Merrill

I'm the founder of GlobalMe School. I'm a former international MBA career coach at Yale School of Management. At Yale SOM, I coached students to land positions at top employers like Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, IDEO, as well diverse organizations from top-tier consulting firms to startups. I partnered with recruiters across the world to understand emerging trends and opportunities in technology, design and innovation, and energy industry spaces.

I write on the future of work and online education at futureskills.com. You can find me on Twitter and LinkedIn too.


Frequently Asked Questions


Will this course get me a job in the U.S.?
Unfortunately I can't guarantee any job prospects because there are too many variables that determine whether or not someone gets a job. It is difficult for international students to get a job in the U.S. due to H1B visa limitations and employers who are nervous about hiring candidates who don't have U.S. work experience. This course will teach you how to use LinkedIn to find more jobs, connect with influential professionals and improve your online brand.
Do I need to have a LinkedIn profile to start?
It is not required, however you should have an account set up so you can start building your LinkedIn profile.
When does the course start and finish?
It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. It depends on how busy you are and how much time you want to spend exploring all the different people and jobs on LinkedIn!
How long do I have access to the course?
If you purchase this course, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as it exists. If you are a subscriber, you get access for the length of your subscription.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase within the first 30 days, contact me for a discussion on why this course does not work for you and a negotiated refund.

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