Preparing for Your Informational Interview

Identify your purpose for the interview. What do you want to know about your chosen career? What unanswered questions do you have?

Remember, your interview can be conducted in person, via e-mail or another electronic source, or over the telephone.

Prepare a list of opened ended questions for the subject to answer ( we recommend asking no more than 15 questions).

The questions should be geared toward helping you to get a better understanding of the field in general.  It is okay to ask questions about the person’s experiences in the field and in their current position.  This assignment gives you the opportunity to gather information that you would not normally be able to attain from a general Google search or even an occupation handbook.

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