Sample Questions for Informational Interviews
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Sample Questions for Informational Interviews A day in the life What do you do in a typical workday? What kinds of problems do you deal with? What kinds of decisions do you make? How does your job fit into the organization or department? What are your major responsibilities? Career preparation and progression How did you enter the field? How long have you been in it? How did you reach your current position? What skills, education, and experience are required? What are typical jobs appropriate for my level of experience in your field? What courses or work experience would you recommend? What is the career path in your field/organization? Career pros and cons What do you find most satisfying/frustrating about the job? What are the toughest problems you face? What obligations, outside of normal hours, come with the job? How many hours do you work during an average week? Career trends What kinds of changes are occurring in your field? What is the job market like in your field? What industry trends do you foresee over 5 or 10 years? Job search and networking in this area Can you recommend any publications / associations I should read / join? Any suggestions for how to conduct my job search? Can you recommend organizations you feel would be good employers for someone in this area? Is there someone else you would recommend I speak to?