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How to Interview a Business Professional: For Freelancers

Recently, I started back writing, again. This time not just for myself, but for others.  To showcase my talents, to attract Followers, to make money as a writer and to create articles I can be proud of. So I started doing research, I found myself wanting to write reviews, create lists of helpful things, interviewing people, etc. I have compiled a short list of some questions that you can ask the next time you interview people or even a Business Professional. Most of these questions, may seem to broad, but with a little bit of mind power, they can be used for your next interviewee.

1. What does a typical day look like?

You never know how this type of question may be answered, because people’s days vary, depending on the type of person they are. Even when you are interviewing a Business Professional, who may own a small marketing business. There may be days when they don’t have a single client, there may be days were they have to travel to a client.

2. What are current projects you are currently working on?

Some individuals, even people who work for a company have a project taking place.  Whether it’s personal or professional. If they own their business, they may have a business plan they are creating for a client, or a book they are working on.

3. What are the biggest challenges that someone in your type of field may face?

This question would be a perfect question to ask any business professional, during a interview you are conducting. Whether it’s to hire them, a interview you are conducting for a magazine or newspaper, or just simply for your blog.

4. What are some skills, that you can incorporate into other careers.

The one thing about having different jobs, is being able to learn something and infuse it into a different job, when you decide to find a new job.  Experience, skills and learning new ones are key to development and being a smarter professional.

5. What are the most important things you’d like to see someone accomplish in the first           30, 60, and 90 days on the job?

The simple reason I bring this up is because, whether they work for a company or has people who work for them, Business Professionals do have a specific understanding of what they would want from their employees or partner.

6. How long have you been in your field and expertise?

This question is a no-brainer, obviously everyone would want to know how long the person you are interviewing has been in their line of work.

These are just some questions to consider, when you conduct your next interview. Of course this is not ‘a complete list,’ I hope this can help you in some way, to at least get a understanding of how to effectively interview someone.

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