Chris Tusa, Louisiana writer, Dirty Little Angels, Haunted Bones, southern fiction writer, southern gothic fiction writer
Chris Tusa, Louisiana writer, Dirty Little Angels, Haunted Bones, southern fiction writer, southern gothic fiction writer
     
 

Chris Tusa, Louisiana writer, Dirty Little Angels, Haunted Bones, southern fiction writer, southern gothic fiction writer

Chris Tusa, Louisiana writer, Dirty Little Angels, Haunted Bones, southern fiction writer, southern gothic fiction writer INTERVIEW ESSAY

For your next assignment, I'd like you to conduct two interviews with two professionals in a field of study that interests you. Once you've conducted the interviews, I'd like you to organize your findings in an essay. The essay should introduce the two porfessionals, should examine their views of the particular field, and should evaluate which of the interviews was more beneficial. Click here for a list of interview questions.

Format
--essay should contain the following four headings in the following order:
Introduction, Interviewee #1, Interviewee #2, and Conclusion.

Length
--finished essay should be approximately two to three pages (single spaced).

Introduction
--should answer the following questions:

• Who are the interviewees?
• What do they do?
• Where do they work?
• What degree(s) do they hold?

Interviewee #1
--this section should summarize the first interview.
--should contain the following subsections with the following headings: (Preparing for
the Profession, Realities of the Profession, etc.) As far as content
is concerned, each section should answer the following questions:

Preparing for the Profession
--this section should answer the following questions:

• What specific qualifications are employers looking for in the resumes of
job applicants in this field (internships, volunteer work, experience in the
field)?

• What particular skills are employers looking for in the resumes of job
applicants in this field (computer skills, communication skills)?
• What suggestions can you make to help me better prepare for this profession?

Realities of the Profession
--this section should answer the following questions:

• How competitive is this field? How difficult was it to find a job in this
particular field?

• What do you do during a typical day at work? What is worst aspect of this
profession?

• What are the benefits and advantages of being in this profession?

• How does the profession differ from what you expected?

*Don't forget . . . because you will be reporting on what another person has said, you will need to separate yourself from the interviewee. To accomplish this, try using phrases like "according to Dr. Reed" or "he stated."

Interviewee #2
--this section should summarize the second interview.
--should contain the following subsections with the following headings: (Preparing for
the Profession, Realities of the Profession, etc.). As far as content
is concerned, each section should answer the following questions:

Preparing for the Profession
--this section should answer the following questions:

• What specific qualifications are employers looking for in the resumes of
job applicants in this field (internships, volunteer work, experience in the
field)?

• What particular skills are employers looking for in the resumes of job
applicants in this field (computer skills, communication skills)?
• What suggestions can you make to help me better prepare for this profession?

Realities of the Profession
--this section should answer the following questions:

• How competitive is this field? How difficult was it to find a job in this
particular field?

• What do you do during a typical day at work? What is worst aspect of this
profession?

• What are the benefits and advantages of being in this profession?

• How does the profession differ from what you expected?

Conclusion
--the conclusion should discuss the importance of the interviews.
--what was the most significant aspect(s) of each interview?
--was one interview more beneficial than the other?
--how might the information gained from the interviews benefit you (now and in the
future)?
--in short, explain and reflect on the insights you gained from the interviews as well as
any lessons you learned about this particular profession.
--what surprised you or disappointed you and why?
--after completing the interviews, are you still as interested in pursuing this particular job/career? Why or why not?
--are there other things you need to do to better prepare for your job/career (another
course, an internship, more reading)?

Some Tips on Conducting an Informational Interview

• Before the interview, be sure to explain briefly who you are, what you are
doing, why this person seems like an appropriate source, and what you
will do with the information this person provides.

• Outline the overall purpose of the interview and specifically those
questions you need to have answered.

• Record the interview.

• Ask for clarification of a response when necessary.

• Be organized, prompt, courteous, and professional.

• Write a thank you letter to the interviewee within a week of
your meeting (see next assignment).

Click here for a list of interview questions.

Requirements: Minimum of two sources; MLA format; 1000 words minimum

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