Informational Interview Questions to Ask in Search of Your Dream Career

By Carol L. McClelland, Richard N. Bolles

Part of Your Dream Career For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When you’re searching for your dream career, talking with people in a field you’re interested in is one of the best ways to gain a realistic and current picture of a potential new career — you want to do informational interviews. Make appointments with people in your potential new field then use the questions in the handy list following to help you plan your informational interviews:

  • What is the outlook for this profession?

  • What is your day like?

  • What are your key responsibilities?

  • What are the pros and cons of working in this industry right now?

  • How does this job impact your life?

  • How did you get into this field?

  • Do you know anyone who entered this field with my background?