Ah, the informational interview. It’s golden to networking and beneficial to expand your knowledge about a specific company and career path.

Once you land the informational interview, the critical component entails creating a strategy to make the most of it.

Paul Freiberger, author of When Can You Start?: How to Ace the Interview and Win the Job, told Fortune, “Be sure to research both the latest developments in the industry and the background of the person you’re meeting.” Read more