A direct approach involves personally visiting an organisation to enquire about job vacancies. In order to do this you should make a list of employers that may have positions that would suit you.
The direct approach gives you the opportunity to show potential employers that you are enthusiastic and proactive.
Information Interviewing (PDF 36KB) involve gaining information from potential employers about the job and any expected vacancies. Upon interviewing you may discover that there is not a job currently available at that particular organisation. However, the person could refer you to someone else or keep your name on file.
The task allows you to develop interview skills, knowledge about your industry, what would be expected of you in the position and the kinds of jobs available with your experience. Conducting an information interview involves: