Interviewing My Expert | Introduce Yourself
Now it’s time to introduce yourself to your expert. You won’t be judged by your expert - they’re here to help you - but it 100% an opportunity to practice introducing yourself and make a good first impression.
When you introduce yourself we recommend you include the following:
What you’re doing now, what you hope to do - e.g. the college studies you've completed and the apprenticeship you’re seeking
Key questions you’d like answered - these should relate to their work, the company or the career path they have followed
Dates that you can speak - be accommodating and remember, not everyone works on a Friday night!
For the call, if you're entering into a job that is based in the digital space, e.g. software development or digital marketing, we recommend using a video call (e.g. Google Hangouts) so our experts can share their work with you.
If not a phone call is fine.
Overall be keen, polite and thankful of the opportunity…this will pay off in the long run.
Once you have your first draft ready, send it to your coach to get feedback prior to sending to your expert.