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How can I find people to interview in my chosen field?

I'm working on a project this quarter on my "5-year-plan" to get to my career goals. Part of the project is conducting interviews. Were can I go?

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Thank you comment icon My chosen field is food science! Thank you for asking. It’s a whole list of general questions about the field. It needs to be in-person or phone call. I don’t think that it can be over email. Emily

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Ishaan’s Answer

In your chosen field, you can take interviews for your project by basically:
1. Go to LinkedIn and go to ask the people of your respective whether they are willing to give a sample interview for your project. LinkedIn is a great platform where a lot of people can come forward to help you. You just have to find those people.
2. You can ask your friends and family to help with your interviews.
3. You can also network offline using the word of mouth, that friends of friend in that field can help you or extended family.
4. You can always your questions here on this platform, and people of that field can help you answering those questions.

I hope you got what you are looking for.
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Brandy’s Answer

You can check online college websites, LinkedIn, this site. Generally most career websites will allow the option to network in some way.
Thank you comment icon I appreciate your support, Brandy Emily
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Michael’s Answer

Hi Emily,

LinkedIn is a great resource to seek out professionals to interview. What field of work are you leaning towards? Is there a specific position and industry that you are interested in?

On LinkedIn, one can get viewpoints from the professionals, their positions and the industries that they work in. One can search and view profiles of professionals from all industries. Depending on your age, you can set up your own profile on LinkedIn. This will allow you to send an introductory email message to a professional on LinkedIn. You can inquire with the professional about your interests in a future career, recommended educational pathway, mentorships, internship opportunities, etc.

LinkedIn is also a job portal. Meaning, one can search and apply for posted positions and opportunities that companies are currently hiring for. Postings will list the description, responsibilities, education, salary range, etc. of the available position. The company will have its profile listed, so that one can view what the company does, contact information, website links, etc.

Here is the website for LinkedIn:

www.linkedin.com

Other websites to check out for job postings, company profiles, etc.:

www.indeed.com

www.ziprecruiters.com

www.monster.com

www.careerbuilder.com

www.glassdoor.com

Also, your high school guidance counselor can provide direction and assistance for interviewing techniques, preparation, etc. If you are in college, then academic professors as well as the campus career center can provide additional resources for interviewing, networking, company contacts, etc.

Best wishes for your ""5-year-plan" project, educational goals and your future career!
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Autumn’s Answer

Great Question! So many great recommendations have already been made. One directly above mine mentioned social media, also consider tapping into resources such as Youtube and Tiktok, where you can search specifically about interviewing in your field to find additional resources, contacts, and methods of conducting your research. Best of luck!
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Bennae’s Answer

I would agree with everyone here, social media is your best resource. If you know the profession that you want to go in, create an account on employment recruitment sites, look for that profession social media pages and ask questions.
1. Ask what are employers looking for today?
2. What type of questions can you expect in an interview?
3. What recommendations would they have for your to prepare for a career in that profession?

Once you have that,
1. Put you answers in BAR or STAR format
2. Find a family member or friend (someone in Career) to mock interview you
3. Dress up for a Mock Interview, start now on looking the part

I hope this helps and good luck!
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Jennifer’s Answer

If you have a LinkedIn account, you can introduce yourself to people in the field that you're interested in pursuing. Most people are happy to chat.
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Chirayu’s Answer

LinkedIn will be the best place to interview people in your chosen field as you can search by industry or a specific job field and find people to reach out too. This will also give you a perspective what to expect in the field, what you need to work on to get to that level and even hep you find a mentor.
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David’s Answer

You can also contact an organization of professionals having that field of career. For example, there is a Federation of American Scientists:
https://fas.org/

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Elam B.’s Answer

Social media will be your best friend in this endeavor. Everyone already said Linked In, but you can hit fb, and search for fan pages in your field. Then post what you are doing on that fan page and you are sure to get some hits.

You can also try Thumbtack. Depending on what field you are looking for, there are a ton of professionals on there that are waiting for clients/customers to reach out to them. So you can tell them what you are doing and they may be obliged to assist you.
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