Information Interview Questions

A collection of questions to help Career Seekers when meeting with a Career Advisor.

  • Please describe your work.
  • What do you like most about the work?
  • What do you like least about your work?
  • What activities, tasks, and challenges are part of your work?
  • How would you describe the work environment?
  • Do you work on projects independently? With others?
  • Can you describe a typical day?
  • How does your work interact with other areas of your life?
  • What training, experience, knowledge, and/or contacts do you believe are helpful in doing this kind of work? What steps might help me be successful in this career?
  • What is the entry-level salary range for someone doing this type of work? What are the opportunities for advancement?
  • What are some of the accomplishment, steps you took and methods that helped you get to where you are now?
  • How would you describe the occupational outlook/future of this field?
  • Ask questions pertaining to what is important to you, whether that be contact with people, compensation/benefits, location, specific working conditions, freedom to make decisions, etc.)
  • Could you suggest names of other people in this field with whom I might speak? May I mention you name when contacting them?