Career Center

Informational Questions


  • What skills are necessary to succeed in your field/industry?
  • What training, past employment, and experiences led you to or prepared you for this field?
  • Is your educational background typical or atypical of your career field?
  • What types of special certification, licensing, or advanced degrees are necessary in your field?
  • What special qualities do you see as important for success in this occupation?
  • If you were in charge of hiring in your field/for your company, what criteria would you use to make your selection?


  • Please describe your work environment. What parts are enjoyable? What parts would you wish to change?
  • What is a typical day like for you? Describe a typical daily "to do" list.
  • What do you like most and least about your job? What is the most stimulating aspect of your position?
  • What are the current trends within your industry/field?