How to Talk to Anyone: Master the Informational Interview

Build your professional network and find new opportunities

This course launches in January 2018. Be the first to know. Sign up below.

Imagine you could reach out to anyone and have them tell you everything about where they work. Imagine being able to start conversations with anyone, anywhere. Imagine talking to a recruiter with confidence.

Informational interviews makes everyone awkward. But they are simply conversations with strangers.

This course teaches you how to have conversations with professionals who are more experienced than you.

You'll learn:

How to reach out to busy professionals

What to say when reaching out to alumni, professionals, hiring managers, and recruiters

How to be engaging during conversations with professionals

How to ask curious questions

How to talk about your career interests so people know how to help you

How to follow up with new business contacts

You'll get:

Videos that show you how to conduct an informational interview from start to finish

Advice from international students who used informational interviews to land a job in the US

Best of all, you'll build confidence and make new professional friends. After this course, you will have the start of a new professional network and new advice for your job or internship search.

Curious? Sign up to get notified when it launches.

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

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy. If you are unhappy contact us for a refund.
Will this course get me a job?
No. Only you can get you the job. This course will help you build a global network that you can tap into to find new opportunities.
Can I take this course if I'm searching for an internship?
Yes! In fact, the earlier you learn how to build a professional network, the easier your full time job search will be.
Can I take this course if I don't know what job I want?
Yes! Talking to people about their experience is one of the best ways to learn what type of work interests you. The exercises in this course are designed to help you talk about your interests and meet people who can help you learn more career paths.
Are the challenges required?
No, I can't make you do them as I don't see you. :) But they are encouraged. You build skills for your job search by practicing. If you want to succeed in the job search, you must interact with people and build relationships. This course teaches you how to do it.

This course is not open for enrollment.