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?