- How did you get started in this Business/Industry?
- What are the positive and negative aspects about your position and the industry as a whole?
- What are the major rewards of your job?
- What are the major frustrations you encounter on your job? How do you encounter them?
- What are the current career opportunities in this field?
- What skills, experience, or other qualifications do you recommend I acquire in order to obtain a job in this field?
- What is the typical career path for entry level hires?
- What are some other good sources of information about this industry i.e., articles, reports, journals, and people?
- What professional associations represent this field?
- Who are the recognized leaders in this industry?
Although an informational interview takes a little more work on your part, in the end, you will be glad you went to this length to research your career. Why not be in college majoring in something you love, already armed with contacts who could potentially hire you for internships, summer and even full time jobs! If you have any questions about networking and informational interviewing you can access more information from our tip sheets section on our website or feel free to make an appointment to meet with one of our career counselors! Meanwhile, have a great summer!
Author: Jenna Shugart