How to ask the right questions to help your future
By Samantha Storrey
College is an amazing time to find who you are as well as what you plan on doing with your life, and I have found that informational interviews are an integral part to this process. Informational interviews are very important for a multitude of reasons, some of the major ones are: you get your name and face out there, you are ballsy enough to ask for this, you create relationships with potential employers, and many more. These interviews are a fantastic way to get a foot in the door, but you have to know how to approach this type of interview, and what I believe to be the most important part is the questions that you ask. We, so often as college students, are the interviewee ready to answer the questions asked of us but having to be the interviewer and think of your own questions is a whole other experience. So, to make life easier for you, built through my experience of informational interviews, a list of the top 10 best questions to ask at an informational interview.
Informational interviews can determine your future, which although terrifying, is also very exciting. For these kinds of interviews, you can’t expect to just show up with no preparation. Dress nice, as if you were at an actual job interview, sit up straight, ask the questions that I have provided you and follow up afterwards with a thank you and I am sure you will get that follow-up internship or job.
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