Informational interviews are for newbies, neophytes and recent grads, right? Right, but also wrong.
Certainly, they can be invaluable intel-gathering tools for those early on in their careers. But why on this earth would you think you're "too old" to book a similar session in year five, 12 or 15 of your career?
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Often, people think this because they're uncomfortable with the idea of asking for help once they're supposed to be "seasoned professionals." And so, they just chalk up their lack of initiative to age. Or poo-poo the idea as being overrated or useless.
That's not only dumb, but it could also lead to an important opportunity missed.