————————————————- This document contains the template you will use to complete this assignment. Save the file by adding your last name to the filename (e. g. Week8_Informational_Interview_Template_Smith. docx). Be sure to proofread and spell check your work before you submit it. ————————————————- A grading rubric is also available at the end of this document. There are FIVE steps to the Informational Interview. Step 1: Compile a list of individuals in your target career field whom you would like to interview.
Try to identify people who are working at a company in which you are interested. This is a good opportunity to practice your networking skills. Let your classmates, friends, family members, and colleagues know that you need to complete an informational interview with someone in your intended career field. You’ll be amazed at how effective networking can be. Step 2: Prepare a brief introduction of yourself and the purpose(s) of the informational interview. Prepare a list of open-ended questions that would be appropriate to ask during the informational interview.
An Internet search using “informational interview” will provide you with many examples of questions you might want to use. Step 3: Practice your interview with a classmate, friend, family member, or colleague and ask them to critique your performance. Identify ways to improve based on their feedback. Step 4: Set up a day and time for the interview. Record the interviewee’s responses to your questions. Send a thank-you letter, note, or email to the interviewee within two business days of completing the interview. Step 5: Complete the table below and submit it in Week 8.
Your Name: Randy Myers| Interviewee Information| Name of Interviewee: | Melissa Johnson| Contact Information (phone number and/or email address) (Please note that we may contact your interviewee to confirm the interview. )| Melissa Johnson Target IC 8550 S. Priest Dr. [email protected] com| Company| Target| Position| Sr. Investigator| Question #1: What are your Core Roles in this position? | Response: My core roles as an Investigator are you follow up on reports and find multiple offenders.
I then have to look at the M.O and figure out what the person is doing and from there I try and find out what the offender is doing with the merchandise they are stealing. A big part of my job is to partner with Local Law Enforcement in attempt to have a case opened on the offender. The goal is then to get the offender charged with more than just shoplifting or Fraud. Weather that be fencing, or selling of stolen goods or etc.. I also help Executives with Internal Theft. I can help with the interview, reviewing video, or anything else that the Executive may need help with. | Question #2: What is your favorite part of being in this position?
| Response: My favorite part about being an investigator is the feeling that I am taking criminals off of the street. It is an incredible feeling. | Question #3: What is your least favorite part of being in this position? | Response: I cannot really think of something that I dislike. If I had to choose something, I guess I would choose report writing. It takes a lot of detailed information in the report and if you are off by even a little bit the case can get thrown out. You really have to be accurate with times, days, merchandise and just really everything.
| Question #4: What is your base pay amount per year? | Response: anywhere from 50k to 100k. Cannot give any more information than that| Question #5: On a scale of 1-10, how much do you like your job? 1 being not at all 10 being best job| Response: Without a doubt, 10! I love my job and everything I get to do. | Question #6: What is the most frustrating thing about your job? | Response: Not being able to find information during an investigation because my job requires me to get all of the information possible. | Question #7: How much do you have to travel in this position?
| Response: I really do not travel at all unless if you count going to Local Law Enforcement agencies, or surveillances on suspects traveling. I usually will not leave the state or the local area for that matter. | Question #8: Do you usually work alone or with another person? | Response: There are 4 Investigators in the group which is in Arizona and New Mexico. We usually work alone unless we need help from one another. Also, if we think a situation could be dangerous, we will work with Local Law Enforcement. We are always working with someone weather we are alone or not.
Partnering is a big part of being an Investigator. | Question #9: How much experience do you have to have to get into this position? | Response: I worked for another retail company before Target for 5 years in this position but Target still wanted me to start off as an Executive first. I was an Executive for 18 months and then was promoted to Investigator. Target wants you to understand the store level before becoming an Investigator. | Question #10: What is the lowest level degree that is required for this position? | Response: The lowest level degree required for this position is a bachelor’s degree.
This is required from Target. | There were a couple of things that I have learned during my interview with Melissa Johnson. One of the first things that struck me was that in order to become an Investigator, I would have to spend 18 months as an Executive first. The biggest thing that I learned from Melissa was that she loves her job and everything about it. She was so excited about her position and so willing to tell me everything about it. Melissa informed me of her core roles which was just about exactly what I expected from the position she is in.
I learned a lot today from Melissa and it was a very informational interview. | Grading Rubric: Informational Interview Criteria that Submitted Assignment Meets| Total Points Possible for Assignment| Informational interview has been completed, name and contact information for interviewee is provided, questions and answers are documented, and learnings are summarized. Deduct up to 10 points for spelling and grammatical errors. | 90-100| Deduct points for missing elements of the assignment. Deduct up to 10 points for spelling and grammatical errors. | 0-89|.