Want to know what your dream job is really like?
Beginning this Summer, EMCC is giving you the opportunity to participate in virtual career interviews with professionals already working in your preferred field!
Virtual career interviews are brief meetings, usually thirty minutes or less, done by telephone or videoconference with people who hold the job title you want. You get to ask questions from someone with first-hand experience.
The purpose of a career interview is not to get a job, but to find out if your chosen career fits your interests and personality.
Career interviews can help you:
- Learn the realities of working in your desired career
- Narrow your career focus and goals
- Get an inside look at an organization
- Develop a network of professionals in your chosen career
Submit your request for a virtual career interview using our Career Exploration webform.
Workforce Development staff will find professionals in your chosen career who may be available to meet with you by telephone or videoconference. Let us know if there is someone in your personal network (friends, family, professors) who you think would be good to contact.
Search LinkedIn and other professional organizations online for names and contacts. Share the names of professionals you find with Workforce staff for their review and help before you contact them.
Workforce Development staff can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conclude your meeting as you would a face-to-face interview by thanking the professional for their time.
Ask if email is the best method for staying in touch (so you will be sure that your thank you message gets through), and whether they know other professionals you could interview to get additional perspectives.
This will give you the opportunity to build your network as you interview other professionals working in the job you want.
After the interview, be sure to send a note to the professional to thank them for helping you.