The best way to follow in someone's footsteps is to ask them directly how they did it. This is called an informational interview; when you extract information from someone on what it is like to work for their company or in a particular field.
This interview scenario is not only daunting, but one you want to make the most of when the chance arises. Journalist Elizabeth Groening provides advice for IJNet on securing this interview and making sure you get everything you need out of the conversation.
She says that confidence and preparation is key, as well as aiming high when searching for someone to talk to and remembering not to forget basic etiquette.
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