This is an exploratory interview
between someone who is considering a career track
and an individual
who has some knowledge
in the field
. Many jobhunters in the U.S. have learned about the technique by reading What Color Is Your Parachute?
As a clueless person in my early twenties I asked for a lot of informational interviews. Now that I am a clueless person in my forties, others often request them of me.