What happens in an informational interview?

An Informational Interview (also known as an informational meeting, coffee chat, or more generically, networking) is a conversation in which a person seeks insights on a career path, an industry, a company and/or general career advice from someone with experience and knowledge in the areas of interest.

An informational interview is a meeting to learn about the real-life experience of someone working in a field or company that interests you. It’s not a job interview , so it’s important to keep focused on getting information, not a job offer.