Choose 5-8 questions from the list below to ask during a typical 20-30 min informational interview.



  • Can you tell me a bit about your career path and what led you to the role you’re in today? 
  • What were some of your early roles in the field?
  • What past work experiences helped you most?
  • What do you wish someone would have told you before you started this career?
  • If you could go back in time, what would you do differently?
  • What skills do you think are most important for someone interested in a job like yours?
  • Do you think there’s a personality type that’s not well-suited for this kind of career?
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?



  • Why did you decide to work for this company?
  • What do you like most about this company?
  • How does your company differ from its competitors?
  • What is the company’s relationship with its customers?
  • What does the company do to contribute to its employees’ professional development?
  • What technology does your company use?

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