Information Interview Questions

Make your information interview go smoothly with these questions you might want to ask. Feel free to add other questions particular to the job or occupation you are researching.

How did you get started in this field?

What are your major responsibilities?

What do you do during a typical work day? Work week?

Have you held previous jobs which were stepping stones to this one? What were they?

What preparation (education, training, experience) would you suggest for someone interested in entering this field?

What do you like most and least about your work?

What skills and abilities are most important in your work?

What directions or trends do you see for this kind of work in the future?

What are the major divisions of your organization? Where does your division fit in?

What advice would you give to a person looking for an internship in this field?

Can you tell me names of other people who are doing the kind of work you do? May I say that you suggested I contact them?

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