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Student Employment Services

SES Employment Preparation Series: Informational Interviews Edition (plus prizes!)

November 23, 2020

This is the last week for Red River College’s Student Employment Services (SES) Employment Preparation Series!

In celebration of Career and Workforce Development Month, SES has planned a month-long series of learning opportunities, live AMAs (Ask Me Anything) and interactive sessions to help students with their career development, including the new PREP-peroni Trivia for a chance to win prizes!

Congratulations to our Week 1 & 2 winners of the PREP-peroni Trivia!

Check out what else we have in store for the rest of November:

Week 3: November 23rd – 27th
Theme: Informational Interviews

Monday, November 23rd
Informational Interview videos
LinkedIn Learning

Please watch these short videos that are part of the Finding a Job in the Hidden Job Market course available on LinkedIn Learning: Informational interviews defined (3m 10s) and Request and conduct informational interviews (4m 19s).

In these very short videos, you will learn:

  • How informational interviews work
  • Steps to request a meeting with industry professionals
  • Strategies to prepare for an informational interview

Click on this link to watch the whole course by Sarah Johnston: Finding a Job in the Hidden Job Market

Wednesday, November 25th
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Ask Me Anything: Informational Interviews

In this session, an Employment Advisor will be answering frequently asked questions when it comes to Informational Interviews. Also, we invite you to bring any and all Informational Interview questions to this 30-minute live session for feedback and resources to help you get started on this often overlooked strategy in the job search process.

Register for the session and submit your questions here: AMA: Informational Interviews

Friday, November 27th
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
PREP-peroni Trivia: Informational Interviews Edition!

Join this friendly online quiz competition to test your knowledge of Informational Interview best practices. Compete against other RRC students for a chance to win a gift card for a pepperoni pizza (or any kind of pizza)!

Space is limited to 50 people, so register early!

Sign up for this friendly competition here: PREP-peroni Trivia: Informational Interviews Edition!


Visit this post if you missed Week 1 & 2: Employment preparation series plus a chance to win prizes!

If you have any questions, please contact Student Employment Services at ses@rrc.ca.