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Informational Interview Worksheet

Student Name: ___________________________

Name of person interviewed: _______________________________

Title: __________________________________________________

Company Name & Address:

_________________________________________________________________

Phone number: ___________________

E-mail address: ___________________

Date of interview: __________________

Take this worksheet with you when you are doing your informational interviews.
Be positive, friendly, and show your gratitude. You may want to make a copy of this
page before you start your informational interviewing.

1. What is a typical day on this job really like?


2. How did you get into this field?


3. What do you like about your job?


4. What do you dislike about your job?


5. What is the best way to find out about job opportunities in this field?


6. What kind of experience or training is required?


7. What are the opportunities for advancement in this field?


8. What types of people do well in this field? What types do not succeed?

9. What kind of skills, education & experience are employers looking for?


10. How important is the resume and what makes one impressive?


11. How do you stay current in your job knowledge?


12. Are there related fields I might want to look into if few jobs are available in my primary career goal?


13. What are the current job prospects like?


14. What are the most important parts of your job?


15. What is the entry-level salary range in this field?


16. What kinds of part-time jobs or internships do you think are helpful for entering this field?


17. How is someone in this occupation normally hired?


18. What is the average turnover in this type of job?


19. What would you recommend I do at this point to prepare for this field?


20. Is there someone else you can refer me to in this field?

Adapted from resources provided by the University of Kansas Freshman-Sophomore Advising Center and
Creative Job Search, a service of the Minnesota Department of Economic Security