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  • I am fascinated by the field of psychology and would like to know how most people get into the field.questions
  • How did you become interested in the field of psychology?
  • What do you think is the best educational preparation for a career in psychology?
  • Which part of the job is the most challenging for you?
  • Do you think there is enough growth in your area to advise someone like me to get into your career area?
  • In your experiences, what are the dangers or frustrations?
  • Of all the individuals you have met in your work, what personal attributes do you think are essential to succeed?
  • How often are there cut backs in your area?  How does that effect the moral of the employees?
  • Where could I write to get printed materials about your firm or agency?
  • Which professional journals and organizations should I know about in psychology?
  • I would like to view your area and career with my own eyes.  Can that be arranged?
  • What are the qualifications are required in your career area?
  • As far as you know, what agencies hire and train recent college graduates?
  • What skills are required for your position?
  • After listing my experience, is it applicable to getting into your career area?
  • What experiences have you had that you think have been invaluable to learning your profession?
  • Which classes would you recommend I take related to your area?
  • How did you get your job?
  • From your perspective, what are the problems in working for the non-profit sector?
  • Would you describe your typical work day?
  • What motivates you to stay in your profession?
  • What would my earning potential be?
  • How often do you work past 6:00 pm and on the week-ends?
  • What is the reason most people give when they leave your profession?
  • What would you say are the lifestyle considerations of psychology as a profession?
  • Regarding promotions, how quickly have most people in your area been promoted?
  • What experiences do most recent hirees have in common?
  • If you could do it all over again, would you choose the same path for yourself.  Why?  What would you change?
  • Considering what you know about my skill, education and experience what other fields or jobs would you suggest I find our more about?
  • From your personal point of view, what qualities do you look for in a new hiree or managerial person?
  • Who are the most important people in your profession today?
  • What are the busy times of the year for you?
  • Would I qualify for any positions in your agency at this time?
  • What are the skills you are looking for?
  • What do you see as the real product of your profession?  Who are you serving?
  • How does your company or agency compare with others?
  • What are you looking for on a resume?
  • What training opportunities do you think I should expect in an entry level position?
  • Do you foresee developments in your area that will affect future opportunities?
  • Have you noticed that it is necessary to change companies in order to advance?
  • Is there a trend of overabundance of people entering your career area?
  • Where do you see the opportunities for self-employment in the psychology area?
  • Are there other job titles that I should be looking at that are comparable in your area?
  • What kind of entry level salary should I expect in your area?
  • Where can I be with your company three-five years from now and what kind of salary range?
  • What types of positions has your company recently hired?
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