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Interviews For Success

Have you ever wondered what it may be like to be a vet? How about a fire fighter? To better understand work, interview an adult to learn more about their career and the events that unfolded along their journeys.

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  • What do you already know about working? 
  • What types of jobs do people have? 
  • What is it like to work? 
  • Is it challenging to find a job? 


  • You will begin by thinking of and finding a person to interview. That may be a parent, grandparent, loved one, teacher, leader, mentor, etc. As a group create a list of questions to ask about an individual’s job.  
  • You may want to know: 
  • What is your job? 
  • How did you get the job? 
  • How many hours do you work? 
  • Is your job hard? 
  • Did you need to go to school to have your job? 
  • After this list is complete, you will then conduct an interview asking these questions and learning more about this person’s job. The interview could be recorded, scribed, or even filmed! 


  • What do you know now that you did not know before? 
  • Could you do their job? 
  • Would you like to do their job? 
  • Do you think you would prefer a different job, if so, what? 
  • Remember to submit your activities on our Scouts for Sustainability Take Action Map


  • Recording Device 
  • Paper 
  • Writing Utensils 
  • Guests 

Keep it Simple

  • Keep it simple by conducting a group interview. Bring in a few guests that the entire group will ask questions to. Complete the same process of brainstorming questions, then take turns and interview the individual as a group! 
  • For Virtual - This activity can be easily translated to an online setting. It would be ideal to brainstorm questions before a guest/guests arrive and then interview them during the online time together.  

Take it Further

  • Take it further by conducting a series of interviews. Take an opportunity to talk to many different people and learn about various jobs. If filmed, these interviews could create a ‘job bank’ that others may view/listen to if curious!