Unit 1 – 107 Osborne St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3L 1Y4

Informational Interviews

May 21, Via Zoom, 1 pm - 4 pm


June 25, Via Zoom, 1 pm - 4 pm

1/200 resumes result in a job offer, but 1/12 informational interviews result in a job offer. Why are informational interviews such an efficient and effective job search strategy? Let’s learn, prepare and practice together. In this workshop we will:

  1. Discuss why asking for advice is a smart job search strategy.
  2. Learn the three steps for Informational Interview preparation:
    1. Discover where to find people to interview.
    2. Prepare a clean and clear script.
    3. Develop a list of potential questions.
  3. Review tips for a respectful and professional Informational Interview.
  4. Discuss tips for making a lasting impression with potential employers.
  5. Hear testimonials from previous clients who conducted Informational Interview.

Staff referral is required to take the informational interviews workshop.

What Clients are Saying About Informational Interviews

What do you know now that you didn’t know before?
  • The percent of success of asking for informational interviews.
  • How to make the cold call; how to prepare; how to accept and be comfortable with knowing little about a prospective industry/employer.
  • How to conduct an informational interview, start to finish.
  • That informational interviews are much better ways (or have more chances) to land on a job.
  • Confirmation that this can work.
What words would you use to describe the facilitator?
  • Energetic, Thoughtful, Practical, Great!
  • Knowledgeable and Resourceful.
  • Dynamic and Positive.
  • Just Awesome.
Why would you recommend this workshop to someone else?  If not, why not? Please be specific.
  • Yes, overall great info for completing and pulling together what I’ve learned in the additional courses offered at OVRC.
  • I’d recommend this workshop to someone else because it’s probably the rarest thing done in the job search process, yet it seems so powerful, and a little scary, too but it’s worth trying!
  • Yes, because it takes a lot of fear away and it gives a logical, step by step approach to starting.
  • It is empowering.
  • Yes it builds confidence for a new strategy in job seeking.
  • I would recommend it to somebody who got bad experience from informational interviews and try OVRC for a fresher perspective.
  • Yes! I learned lots of practical skills, made me excited to go out and try informational interviews, gave me confidence!

We’ve helped over 400 people find meaningful employment

Every year…for twenty years

Ready to start?


"This place really helped me in my time of need. I was struggling with my previous job mentally, emotionally and physically. The counsellors are compassionate, supportive, and just a lot of fun. They take their time with you, as much as you need, and as often as you can, to help you move on to a new form of employment. I have and will recommend this place for anyone who is needing a change in their employment. They have excellent knowledge of using the right information and key words to make your resume and cover letters stand out in an application. I couldn't be more thankful to them."

Happy New Year Mr Robinson

I would like to express my experience that I had when dealing with your professional team at your center which indeed have changed a lot in my job search.

My experience in your center was very rich by the fact that I benefited from guidance services, CV, cover letter, how to pass an interview and Branding statement...etc.

Because of these workshops, I had the pleasure to work with Laurie, Betty, Kristina, John, Judy and Lisa, they were all amazing and very professional.

It is difficult for me to find the exact words to express my gratitude and to thank each member of this great team that you have but, above all, I would like to especially thank Betty for her good work, I was able to get my first job. in Winnipeg plus I got a lot of encouraging feedback from other employers. I also would like to thank Laurie, because of her I was able to understand and have love in what I do and also how to search for future jobs with love.

In short, you guys are simply a magnificent and professional team I have ever worked with.

Thanks again and Happy New Year


Unit 1 – 107 Osborne St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
R3L 1Y4
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