If you do not want to pay to use LinkedIn’s Inmail system to contact people, you can obtain someone’s contact information for an informational interview request using a different strategy. You can:
- Call the person’s current employer and ask for his or her contact information. (This is much easier to do if the person works for a small company.)
- Search www.data.com (a database with contact information for more than 100 million people) to see if they have the person’s email address and telephone number. You can purchase a person’s contact information for approximately $5.00.
- Do a FREE search on Google to find (or figure out) the person’s email address. If you’re going to contact a number of people over time, I personally believe this is the best option – It’s fast, accurate, and free.
Here’s the step-by-step process to find nearly anyone’s business email address for an informational interview…
How to Get Nearly Anyone’s Business Email Address For Free (72017)