Conduct an informational interview with a person concerning either a career you are interested in or one which you have already selected. In this short interview (about ten minutes) you will ask pertinent questions concerning your chosen (or prospective) career, including each of the questions on the attached sheets. Explain that the questions are an assignment for your college class.
The interview will be conducted with a person of your choice, either an appropriate businessperson (in Killeen, Harker Heights, Copperas Cove, or your hometown), or an instructor at Central Texas College who is knowledgeable in your field. Be sure to include the full name and business phone and position held by the businessperson or instructor (for purpose of verification).
Thank the business person or instructor for his/her help. Take notes on your own paper first. Then neatly summarize the answers of the businessperson or instructor in your own document.
Informational Interview Questions:
- What educational training is necessary for this job?
- What kinds of work experience will prepare a candidate for this field?
- What kind of job satisfaction does this field offer?
- What are the future employment prospects for this profession?
- Are there disadvantages in this profession?
- What characteristics does a person need to have in order to be successful in this field?
Complete the assignment using word-processing software such as MS Word, Open Office (download free software at http://www.openoffice.org/), or other per course requirements. Name the assignment Interview_Name (Example: John Doe would save his as Interview_JDoe.rtf) and save your file as an .rtf file to ensure that it can be opened at any computer. Submit your assignment by selecting the title link, browsing to, and attaching your saved file. Make sure to select SUBMIT. You may view your posting both on this page and under My Grade (available under Tools).