Questions to Ask During a Networking Call

Wanted to compile a list of a few generic questions that can be useful to ask during a networking call. Importantly, think a lot about your goal and try not to waste another person’s time. Be creative! And do your research ahead of time ­čÖé These questions are only good and relevant when used in proper context.

I’ll skip over the basic questions…”how do you spend your time, what are you working on, etc.”

  1. What is the biggest mountain you have to climb / problem you have to solve in the next 3 months?
  2. If you could go back what would you have done differently?
  3. Do you prefer being a manager or an operator?
  4. What do you think will change in the next 5 years?
  5. How much do you focus on the short term versus the long term?
  6. Favorite books?
  7. How was your experience working at x? What did you do? What was the worst part about working there?
  8. What have you changed your mind on recently?

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