Career Pathways Questions

Guiding Questions for Career Conversations

Career Questions


  1. What are your main responsibilities as a___________?
  2. What is a typical day (or week) like for you?
  3. What do you like most about your job?
  4. What do you like least about your job?
  5. What kinds of decisions do you make on a daily basis?
  6. What are some career paths in this field?
  7. What education, training, or background is needed for this job?
  8. How did you become interested in this field?
  9. What steps would you recommend a person take to prepare to enter this field?
  10. What skills, abilities, and personal attributes are essential to success in your job?
  11. If you could do it all over again, would you choose the same path for yourself? If not, what would you change?
  12. What advice would you give middle school students in reference to career exploration?
  13. Where did you attend college and what was your undergraduate major?
  14. Is there anything else you think I should know about preparing for a career?