14 Profile Questions to ask an Industry Expert

Personal and Industry Related

Personal Questions:

  1. What got you interested in your sector?
  2. How did you get started?
  3. Do you have any mentors / people you look towards for inspiration?
  4. What do you think has made you successful throughout your career?
  5. What are some things you do to keep you interested, updated and inspired?
  6. Do you have any regrets?
  7. If you can give advice to those who are just starting, what will it be?
  8. Was there a time during your career where you were unsure about where you were going? How did you combat the uncertainties?

Industry Related Questions:

  1. What do you love about this industry?
  2. What frustrates you about this industry?
  3. What do you think is the “next big thing” – or what should we all keep an eye out for?
  4. What traits and skills do you think are necessary to be able to succeed in this industry?
  5. Is there anything that you believe everyone in this industry should be working towards?
  6. What’s the most common problem you see in this industry?

Interview questions collated by our Content Creation Specialist: Vicki Mo