Informational Interviews

By Robert Half April 12, 2016 at 2:01pm

INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWS

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84% of CFOs are likely to alert someone who impressed them during an informational interview about new job openings.

51% Somewhat likely
33% Very likely
11% Not very likely
5% Not at all likely
1% Don’t know

36% of CFOs say informational interviews are more common today.

CFOS were asked, “Do you feel informational interviews are more or less common today versus 10 years ago?”

11% Much more common
25% Somewhat more common
50% About the same
9% Somewhat less common
4% Much less common
1% Don’t know

31% of CFOs say they get requests for informational interviews at least once a month.

CFOs were asked, “How often do you get requests for informational interviews from professionals who are interested in careers with your company or in your industry?”

10% Once a week
21% Once a month
23% Once every few months
19% Once a year
6% Once every few years
21% Never

CFOs were asked, “How often do you get requests for informational interviews from professionals who are interested in careers with your company or in your industry?”

Source: Accountemps survey of more than 2,200 CFOs in the United States. Some responses do not equal 100 percent due to rounding.

© 2016 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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