One reason is that they don’t know how to do it.
The second reason is that they have self-limiting beliefs and doubts that stop them from doing what they need to do.
The wrong mindset keeps good people stuck in bad jobs and careers for months, years and even decades.
It is our mindset — not reality — that often keeps us from having a satisfying career.
Here are some common self-limiting (and incorrect) beliefs that stop people from using informational interviews:
- “People are too busy to talk to me.”
- “I don’t know anyone I can interview.”
- “No one is going to want to talk to someone they don’t know.”
- “I’m bad at networking.”
- “It’s hard to get people to agree to an informational interview.”
- “I don’t want to impose on people.”
While they may be are understandable, these fears and beliefs are often wrong and they disempower you.
Read this article to learn why many people will agree to informational interviews – even if they don’t know you.