Informational Interviews

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


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

CFOs were asked, “When hiring, how likely are you to alert someone who impressed you during an informational interview about a job opening?”

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

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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