Sample Speed Networking Questions to Ask
Here are examples of questions to ask during a speed networking event:
What skills are most critical to success in the work you're currently doing?
What is the most challenging aspect of your current job?
You mentioned that your first job after college was as a financial analyst: how did you land that position?
I'm intrigued by the work you did as an editorial assistant. What did it take to be successful at that initial job?
You mentioned that you are ready to change careers. Which of your current skills would you like to draw upon most in the next phase of your career?
What do you love most about your job?
Is there anything you dislike about your job?
What advice would you give to someone who is interested in your field?
What areas of your industry will offer the greatest opportunity in the coming years?
What would you suggest that I do now to facilitate a transition into your industry?
After hearing about my background, how can I help you move forward with your career?
Based on what I've told you about my interests and skills, can you think of any roles in your industry to which I might be suited?
Would it be possible for us to meet for an informational interview at a later date, since I am so curious about your work?