Get an insider's view of what the job is all about
Getting someone to agree to be interviewed can help you gain a real understanding of the work, obtain vacancy information and gain work experience.
1. Write (and enclose your CV) or telephone your contact and ask if you can meet.
2. Talk to them about their work. You might want to ask
You could also ask
If you want to undertake work shadowing (i.e. observing someone at work), or a period of work experience, ask if it’s possible at this point.
3. Always write and thank your contact, ensure that they have a copy of your CV, and ask them to keep you in mind should any opportunities arise.