Informational Interview Questions
- April 19th, 2019
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An informational interview is a meeting with a contact who can help you learn more about a career, an industry, or even a specific organization. You can get a firsthand account to determine if the career might be a good fit for you. Once you have arranged an informational interview, you should prepare the questions you would like to ask. The following are examples of common questions.
- On a typical day in this position, what do you do?
- What training or education is required for this type of work?
- What personal qualities or abilities are important to being successful in this job?
- What part of this job do you find most satisfying? Most challenging?
- How did you get your job?
- What opportunities for advancement are there in this field?
- What entry- level jobs are best for learning as much as possible?
- How are you evaluated in this position?
- How do you see jobs in this field changing in the future?
- Which professional journals and organizations would help me learn more about this field?
- What types of decisions do you have to make in this position?
- What suggestions do you have related to preparing my resume for an internship or job in this field?
- What would you like to share with me that I have not asked you?
You can tailor these questions to the industry/profession of the person you are interviewing, and to the types of informatino you are most interested in learning.