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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Career Corner

Answering Questions

Watch this video from Indeed for tips on how to best answer questions in interviews.  Continue scrolling for information on using research skills to develop questions to ask the interviewer.

Asking Questions

Asking Industry Specific Questions

To prepare questions to ask the interviewer, make use of the resources available to you as a UIUC student.  This page will outline some general strategies for researching companies and industries, which in turn will assist you in crafting questions as well as broadening your knowledge of industries and companies you have a professional interest in.

First Research (login with illinois.edu e-mail address)

-Tabs: Industry overview, recent developments, business challenges, trends & opportunities, executive insight, call prep questions, financial information, industry forecast & ratings, and web links & acronyms (information found under Industries tab).

-Special feature: "Call prep questions" are great for job interviews and informational interviews.

 

 

IBISWorld

-Table of Contents: Executive summary, key statistics, segmentation, market characteristics, industry conditions, key factors, key competitors, industry performance and outlook.

-Special feature:  Industry questions you can ask employers in an interview (at the bottom of executive summary page).