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Informational Interview Questions

Remember to tailor these questions based on your specific interests and goals. Active listening and follow-up questions can further enrich the conversation and provide deeper insights into the person's experiences and the company's dynamics.

Personal Background:

• How did you get started in this industry/company?
• What motivated you to pursue a career in [specific field]?
• Can you tell me about your professional journey leading up to your current role?

Company Insights:

• What do you find most rewarding about working for [company]?
• How would you describe the company culture and values?
• What sets [company] apart from its competitors?

Job Search and Career Development:

• What advice would you give to someone looking to enter this industry?
• How did you navigate your career progression within the company?
• Are there any specific skills or experiences that are highly valued in this industry?

Role and Responsibilities:

• Can you describe a typical day or week in your role?
• What are the key skills and qualifications required for success in this position?
• How does this role contribute to the overall goals of the company?

Challenges and Opportunities:

• What are the biggest challenges or obstacles you face in your role?
• Are there any upcoming projects or initiatives that you're particularly excited about?
• How does the company support professional growth and development?

Industry Trends and Insights:

• What are some recent trends or innovations in the industry that you find interesting?
• How do you see the industry evolving in the next few years?
• Are there any specific skills or knowledge areas that are in high demand currently?

Company's Future:

• Can you share any upcoming goals or plans for the company?
• Where do you see the company heading in the next five years?
• What opportunities for growth and advancement are available within the company?