An informational interview is NOT about getting a job. It’s an interview you set up with a professional in the field, with the goal of gathering info about a field or career you’re curious about. It’s also a great networking tool!
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STOCK INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
*What is your educational background? What education and training is required to get a job in this field?
*What skills — hard and soft — do you think are necessary to be successful in the position?
*What personal qualities do you need to develop to be a good fit in this position?
*What do you find most interesting or rewarding about the job?
*What’s the most challenging aspect of the position?
*Are there opportunities for advancement?
*What’s the typical salary range in the field?
*What’s the employment outlook for the field?
*Is there anyone else I should talk to? (Make sure to get your interviewee’s permission to use their name as a referral when contacting the person they have suggested.)
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JOB HUNT SERIES
This video is part of the Jobpostings.ca Job Hunt video series designed to help students and recent graduates gain modern and practical job hunting insights and skills.
Our series will cover the various stages of the job hunting process, from Self-Assessment to Resume and Cover Letters to Job Searching to Networking to Interviewing to the First Three Months on the Job.
The series is funded in part by the Ontario Development Media Corporation, Interactive Digital Media fund.
NAME | Andrea Jenna
Nathan and Mark Laurie | Executive producers
David Tal | Producer, writer | @DavidTalWrites
Anthony Capano | Creative Director
David Cain | Camera
T. Tieu | Video Editor