Email Interview

  1. The “cold contact” of this particular student wasn’t very appropriate unless he was looking for the background information you gave him through the link, which he obviously was not. Yes, he seemed polite enough, but he put all the work on the interviewee rather than do the analytical thinking himself by actually interviewing someone while already having preparation. Simply emailing a list of questions seems nearly like a waste of time to the professional who is being questioned, and it’s easy to see how that could be interpreted as disrespectful due to the simplistic nature of the questions all at once.
  2. The fifth question actually regarded the professional personally and engaged her. The definition of humane and her professional work really make her passionate, so incorporating these aspects of her personality into other questions in a more face-to-face discussion would have been really helpful.

Source: NR

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