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By Elisa Mora April 12, 2016 at 7:48am

INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWS

The Classic Networking Tactic That Could Lead to Your Dream Job

93% of CFOs are likely to alert someone who impressed them during an informational interview about new job openings.

57% Very likely
36% Somewhat likely
2% Not very likely
5% Don't know

53% of CFOs say informational interviews are more common today.

CFOs were asked, "Do you feel informational interviews are more or less common today versus 10 years ago?"

9% Much more common
44% Somewhat more common
41% About the same
1% Somewhat less common
5% Don't know

58% of CFOs say they get requests for informational interviews at least once a month.

CFOs were asked, "How often do you get requests for informational interviews from professionals who are interested in careers with your company or in your industry?"

23% Once a week
35% Once a month
11% Once every few months
4% Once a year
1% Once every few years
25% Never
1% Don't know

Source: Accountemps survey of more than 270 CFOs in Canada.

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