Informational Interviews

Informational Interviews

Informational Interviewing is the process of interviewing to gain valuable information about someone’s career, industry, company/organization and/or geographic location. Contacts made through the Tiger Network as well as other networking contacts made will allow you to partake in informational interviewing opportunities.

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Questions to ask in an informational interview:
  • What do you feel are the necessary qualifications to be successful in this job?
     
  • Which majors do you usually hire and why?
     
  • Describe the training period/program.
     
  • Describe a typical day on the job.
     
  • What do you consider to be the pros and cons of this job?
     
  • How often do you have performance evaluations and on what criteria are employees evaluated?
     
  • What are the different career paths from this position?
     
  • How much input does the employee have regarding relocation?
     
  • Do you have any LSU alumni working for the company?
     
  • What is the average length of time in which employees spend in this department?
     
  • In your opinion what are the most profitable products/services?
     
  • What firms do you consider to be the company's major competitors and why?
     
  • What are the company's plans for the future?
     
  • How will the company's plans affect this division?
     
  • How would you compare the cost of living there vs. this area?
     
  • How is the economy fairing in that area?
     
  • What is the company policy regarding continuing education?
     
  • Does the company encourage participation in professional organizations?
     
  • What are the backgrounds of those in upper management?
     
  • What is your background (major, school, work experience)?
     
  • How long have you been with the company?