Informational Interview Reflection

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Recently this fall, I had the opportunity to step out and conduct informational interview with with someone at a workplace where I would like to work in future and know more about the industry. In the process of finding the right personnel I came across various firms and workplaces related to my area of interest. First it seemed very uncomfortable to ask around for an informational interview but eventually it changed into interest of learning and researching more about workplaces and how the industry functions. While my research was ongoing, I was referred to Mr. Harmeet Singh by my brother Preet. Mr. Singh works at Maglin Public Site Furniture and he’s a very humble and gentle individual who was very kind to help me for this mandatory
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I explained him about my program, university and about the assignment he is helping me for. I had series of questions ready to be asked and I proceeded to collect information based on the questions. Mr. Singh was very pleased to see my effort and dedication for this project, “You are doing well, keep it up!” he said after the interview.

Informational Interview summary The major goal of this interview was to find my interests out in the industry and spread the networking. It helped me educate myself about what areas are out there. What are the possible chances of getting the placement of your interest. The questions asked to Mr. Singh were general enough so that personal information was not breached but enough to gather all the required information. After my introduction I presented him my first question. I asked Mr. Harmeet Singh to tell me about himself regarding his background, his experiences in undergraduate studies, and journey to find a job after graduation. He explained that he was born in India and he finished his secondary education from India as well. Finding no scope of his future in India, he decided to continue his undergraduate study here in
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It helped me gain practical insight into the steps required to be successful in my field of interest. It helped me develop enough confidence to go out in the field and talk to people who already have experience in the industry. It also helped me to develop professional contact in my field of interest. This interview provided me knowledge of duties and responsibilities of the CAD designer. I would be very pleased to work in the environment like Maglin. After the interview has been conducted I feel very confident in finding the right placement for me considering my interest in designing, but in order to obtain this type of job I really need to stress on my designing skills and team work abilities. This research portion of this interview has helped me to explore the industry inside out through the internet. Now I know a lot more companies and firms to apply to than I did before the research. If this assignment wasn’t mandatory I would have never learned about the industry, where to apply, what are the expectations and such. After conducting this interview, now I have idea about where I need to apply and where I have the maximum chances of getting a job offer considering my skills in the particular

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