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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sample Informational Interview Questions

Are you ready to practice for your Informational Interview? Then these questions are sure to help make your meeting more effective. This will save both the employer and yourself from wasting valuable time. Much Success.(Editor's note) 
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Sample Informational Interview Questions:
 of Labor Source:CareerOneStop is sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor,
Employment and Training Administration

  • What is a typical day on this job really like?
  • How did you get into this field?
  • What do you like about your job? Any dislikes?
  • What's the best way to find out about jobs in this field?
  • What kind of experience or training is required?
  • What is the career ladder for this position?
  • May I have a copy of a job description?
  • What are employers looking for (skills, education, experience)?
  • How important is the resume and what makes one impressive?
  • What do you look for in employees?
  • How do you stay current in your knowledge?
  • What's the corporate culture like here?
  • Are there related fields I might want to look into if few jobs are available in my primary career choice?
  • What are current job prospects like?
  • What are the most important parts of your job?
  • Is your job typical of others in this field?
  • Which firms do you think are your toughest competitors, and how do they differ from your company?
  • Is there anyone else you can refer me to in this field?
  • How do you normally hire for this occupation?
  • What is the average turnover in this type of job?
  • Is my resume appropriate for this occupation?
  • What would you recommend I do at this point to get into this field?
  • Would you provide feedback as to the appropriateness of my resume for this occupation?
  • What are the future trends for this field?
Source: Creative Job Search, a publication of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.


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