1. What are your main responsibilities?
2. What is a typical day look like for you?
3. What is work culture like at your workplace?
4. What do you like most about your work?
5. What do you like least about your work?
6. What kinds of problems do you deal with?
7. What kinds of decisions do you make?
8. How does your position affect your general lifestyle?
9. How satisfied are you with your current work hours?
10. How often do you work overtime?
11. How satisfied are you with your current work/life balance?
12. What current issues and trends in the field should I know about or be aware of?
13. What kinds of accomplishments tend to be valued and rewarded in this field?
14. What related fields would you recommend I also look into?
15. How did you become interested in this field?
16. How did you begin your career?
17. How do most people get into this field? What are common entry-level jobs?
18. What steps do you recommend I take to prepare to enter this field?
19. Could you walk me through your career path, starting with your experiences in College/University and any internships or jobs you had before your current position?
20. How relevant is your undergraduate major to your work?
21. What kind of education, training, or background does your job require?
22. What are your interests outside of the workplace?
23. Can you tell me about the hiring process you went through?
24. What skills, abilities, and personal attributes are essential to success in your job?
25. What degree do you recommend I attain if I plan on applying for a job in this field?
26. Is there any specific classes I should take that would be helpful in this field?
27. What are the most effective strategies in seeking a position in this field?
28. What kinds of people do well in this industry?
29. What didn’t you know before you got into this industry that you wish someone had told you?
30. If you could do it all over again, would you choose the same path for yourself? If not, what would you change?
31. Where so you see yourself in 5 years?
32. What advice would you give someone who is considering this type of job?
33. Can you suggest anyone else I can contact for additional information?