Remember the first Career Change book: What color is your parachute? Th ey advised everyone to call around and set up “interviews for information.” The idea was, “People don’t feel threatened. You’re not putting them on the spot. They want to talk to you.”
Alas, today’s executives are too busy. But if you’re going to get information, make sure you get information that’s based on your informant’s recent personal experience.
Don’t ask self-employed professionals for information. That’s what they sell.
Don’t ask friends for advice. They might have information.
Advice means some suggests you do something. Get advice only from paid professionals. Get info from people who have been there.
Learn more when you listen to my radio program from this morning.