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  • What do you find important in making successful career decisions?
  • What are your general tasks and responsibilities?
  • What opportunities for advancement are there in this field?
  • What qualities make someone successful at your company?
  • What is the culture/work environment like?
  • What skills or talents are essential for effectiveness in this job?
  • What can increase my chances for getting a job with your company/in this industry?
  • Where should I be looking for jobs?
  • Do you feel you have a work-life balance?  How many hours do you work?
  • How does the employment outlook seem here in ______________. How about elsewhere?
  • What other career fields are related to what you are currently doing?
  • What are some of the growing concerns in this profession?
  • What are the specialties in this area?
  • What are the occupations in this field?
  • How do you see jobs in this field changing in the future?
  • Is there a demand for people in this occupation?

  • What opportunities for advancement are there in this field?

  • What are the top companies?

  • What do you do? Describe a typical day

  • What do you find to be the best things about your profession? The worst?

  • How did you get into this occupation? Get started in this job?/What did you do before your current position?

  • What do you enjoy about your career?/What don't you enjoy?

  • Do you feel as though you have work-life balance?/How many hours do you work?

  • How did you prepare yourself for this job? For this profession?

  • What classes or projects can I undertake to prepare myself for this career area?

  • What is the most relevant major, course of study or preparation?

  • What is the most valuable thing you learned during your training?

  • Are there specific courses you would recommend I take now?

  • What was your major? How was it helpful?

  • What training, education or experience is required for this type of work?

  • Knowing what you know now, would you choose the same occupation again? Why or why not?

  • What advice do you have for me?

  • What recommendations do you have for job searching?

  • Do you know if your company has internships and how I could apply for them?

  • Would it be possible for me to shadow you for a day or part of a day?

  • What are the professional associations, journal and websites in the field?

  • Where can I get more information about the industry/occupation?

  • What do you know that you wish you knew when you were at Brooklyn College?
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