Interview Questions to Ask

Most questions you ask will come from your own research and curiosity. Below are some suggested questions:

About the Career Field

  • How did you get into this career?
  • What did you do before entering this career ?
  • What is a typical day like? What are your responsibilities? What advice do you have for someone preparing for a career in this field?
  • What courses and/or advanced degree(s) would be helpful for me? What experience is necessary to enter this field?
  • What do you like most/least about your job?

About the Organization/Industry

  • How did you get into this organization/industry? What other organizations have you worked for?
  • What is unique to your industry, organization, or office?
  • Describe your work environment.
  • How does your organization fill job openings?
  • What other organizations in this field would you recommend I explore for opportunities?

About Future Growth/Salary Information

  • What are the employment prospects for someone entering this field?
  • What is the growth and promotional potential in your field?
  • Currently, how secure are positions in your field?
  • What areas are growing/changing in this field?
  • What is a typical starting salary range in this field?

Follow-up

  • Can you recommend other professionals in this field with whom I should speak? May I use your name when I contact them?
  • May I contact you again if I have further questions?
  • Which professional publications/organizations and other resources do you consider relevant?

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