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Well guys, Rihanna was right.
You gotta work, and not just on the dance floor.
Today we’re talking about one of the most useful ways to figure out your career choices.
If you’ve thought about pursuing a certain job, but don’t know that much about what
it’s like, try seeking an informational interview!
Let’s say that you’ve always wanted to be, for example, a cowboy or cowgirl.
Well, here we’ll guide you through some steps to finding an informational interview
in the cowboy industry.
But don’t worry, this advice applies to informational interviews across a broad spectrum
of professional fields.
We just picked “cowboy” because they get to wear cooler hats than, say, insurance adjusters.
Sorry, insurance adjusters.
Step up your hat game.
Step 1: Figure out what an informational interview is and is not.
An informational interview is asking someone to tell you in-depth about their job so you
can decide if it’s the kind of thing you’d like to do, too.
Think of it as reaching out to a human who can give you better information than just
a Google search.
Remember, an informational interview is NOT a job interview.
The idea is to learn about being a cowboy, not to convince them to give you a job.
It might be best to pick an informational interview with someone who doesn’t work
for the exact same ranching operation you want to apply to work for.
If they decide later that you seemed like a real go-getter and they want to hire you,
that’s great, but it should not be your goal.
Step 2: Find a cowboy to ask for an interview.
Start with people you know, and ask around.
Do you have any friends, family, teachers or professors who could put you in touch with
That’s the best place to start.
If a cowboy can’t be found, then do a little bit of research and find one to reach out to.
It’s probably not a good idea to try to ask for an interview from the cowboy who owns
the ranch, because he or she might be super busy.
Try to pick someone who’s been cowboying a little while but still has the time to sit
down with you.
Step 3: Ask for the interview tactfully.
If you’re approaching a stranger, try messaging them on LinkedIn or sending an email.
Emphasize that you’re only seeking an informational interview.
Most people will be flattered, because most people love talking about their jobs.
But still, you might encounter cowboys who are too busy roping calves to meet with you.
Think of asking for an interview like swiping through Tinder: there’s always going to
be a little bit of rejection, but it only takes one “yes” to get you a date.
Or in this case…an interview.
Step 4: Prepare a few questions before you go in.
It helps to write them out on a notebook and bring it to the interview in case you forgot
what you wanted to ask.
Your goal is to come away with an understanding of what the cowboy’s job is really like,
including the downsides.
Ask the cowboy what kind of people are best suited for cowboying, and what kind of people
don’t do well at it.
That will prompt the cowboy to tell you what kind of personality traits are useful.
Step 5: Show up to the interview!
I was supposed to do that one sternly.
Show that you respect the cowboy’s time and energy.
Arrive on time to the interview, be polite, and don’t try to keep them too long.
After the interview, thank them!
Step 6: Use your newfound knowledge to decide whether being a cowboy is right for you.
If you have any job-wrangling tips or tricks, or have a topic you’d like us to cover,
leave us your thoughts in the comments below.
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I like to hire people who are really hard workers, so when people have references then
we’ll speak to that.
The hardest part is keeping creatively productive within a 9 to 5 workspace.
Internships are a really great way to find any sort of experience.
Camera operating specifically… you can actually get work as a production assistant and spend
time around people who are doing that job.
没错 朋友们 蕾哈娜是对的