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Fifth Stop - Worker Interviews

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Talking with people actually working in the careers you’re interested in can help you experience a workplace setting first-hand. These help you learn a great deal more about a career than you can through online research. 
Interview workers about their daily work life.
  • Ask an adult at home, in your family, or in your community who works in the job you’re interested in. 
  • Ask your high school counselor to help you connect with real people in real jobs.

Who would I like to interview? Who will help me connect with them?

What will I ask them? Here is a suggested interview format:
  • What is your typical day like?
  • What do you like most about this career?
  • What is the most difficult part of your job?
  • What motivates you with your job? What makes you feel excited about it?
  • What two or three skills help you the most in doing your job? How did you learn these skills?
  • What kind of education did you need for this job?
  • Of all the things you did to prepare for this job, what helped you the most?
  • What kind of personality does well in a career like this?
  • If you had a chance to do things over again, what would you change?
  • Is there a question you think I should have asked in order to better understand this career?
  • Is there any other advice you would like to give me?