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What are three informational interview questions

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Krista’s Answer


You should select questions that are appropriate for your career field. Here are a few questions:

What are your main responsibilities as a ____________..?

What is a typical day (or week) like for you?

What do you like most about your work?

What do you like least about your work?

What kinds of problems do you deal with?

What kinds of decisions do you make?

How does your position fit within the organization/career field/industry?

How does your job affect your general lifestyle?

Mary’s Answer


Hello Terrell,

Keep in mind that the informational interview is simply a conversation between you and someone who holds a job similar to what you are seeking to possess. Your goal is to gather information. Be sure to do your research on the company (google company info) and the person (check LinkedIn profiles, etc.) you will be speaking with, if at all possible, prior to the informational interview.

A few potential questions that you can ask are:

Why did you choose this career?

What is it like to work for (company name)?

What does a typical work day look like for you?

What are your most difficult challenges in this role?

What do you wish someone would have told you before you started this career?

What do you find most rewarding about your role?

How do you see this role changing in the next 5 to 10 years?

I hope you find this helpful. I wish you much success in your future endeavors!

Nija’s Answer


Hi Terell,

This is a great question that you are asking pertaining to informational interviews. When you are conducting an informational interview, you can ask the following questions to gain further insight from someone who is in your desired field. The questions are listed below:

1) What are your main responsibilities in your role?

2) What is a typical day like for you in your position?

3) What do you like most about your role?

4) What are some of the challenges that you face in your position?

5) How did you become interested in this field?

6) What steps would you recommend I take to prepare to enter this field?

7) Can you suggest anyone else I could contact for additional information?

8) Can I continue to stay in contac if.I have other questions?

I hope this helps you! Good luck to you!

Nija recommends the following next steps:

  • Conduct a lot of informational interviews with different professionals in your desired field.
  • Network with professionals in your desired field.
  • You can refer to the website: https://www.topresume.com/career-advice/the-8-best-questions-to-ask-in-an-informational-interview