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Monthly L&D Philly Job Hunters Group - Informational Interviews: A Tool to Building Relationships and Landing A Job

  • Wed, April 14, 2021
  • 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
  • Online via Zoom


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The informational interview is one of the most powerful, probably least used tools to finding and securing the right job. Yet, it is the best way to gain real-world information about a company or a career path. By talking to people already working in your field of interest, you can learn about organizational culture, seek advice, and perhaps, hear about potential opportunities. While the purpose is to gain information, it’s a great way to connect with a prospective employer on a meaningful, one-on-one basis outside of the traditional interview process.


Cathy Sands

Manager - Talent Acquisition

Performance Development Group

Cathy Sands is a twelve-year veteran with Performance Development Group (PDG). Cathy brings a well-rounded level of experience from sales and project coordination, logistics, planning, implementation, solution delivery to talent acquisition, and managed services. Cathy is a natural recruiter, program, and talent manager. Able to seek out exactly the right fit for talent searches and find candidates who can hit the ground running and accelerate time to quality performance.

The key to Cathy’s recruiting success is her ability to build strong relationships which in turn allows for finding the right fit talent, for the right opportunity, at the right time. She works conscientiously to always deliver quality employee and contractor talent, performance, and results.


Suzanne Linder Comer, APTD - Adult Learning Expert

Suzanne's LinkedIn profile describes her as follows:

Adult learning expert contributing to culture transformation, productivity, employee retention, and organization success by challenging, engaging, and influencing people. 10+ years of experience defining, developing, and leading adult learning solutions and programs that facilitate corporate goal achievement. Fluent in adult learning theory, curriculum development, performance management, and instructional design. Effective, innovative, and collaborative.

  • Received recognition for engaging training style and incorporating organizational mission and values into every training program.
  • Strong business mindset as former controller and CPA; maximize business impact and performance by aligning training programs with corporate vision and establishing metrics.

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