When thinking about my interview I already knew what I wanted to do. Just the issue was who did I want to interview about the topic. My topic was the new valet service that Publix is offering.
I was unsure if I wanted to interview an associate who works with the valet, a manager, or a customer that uses the valet. I though that maybe if I interviewed a manager they may have been a little bias. Naturally they want people to shop at their store, so I felt that If i interviewed manager they may tell me that the valet is great even if they dislike the service. I also didn’t think a customer was would be a good choice. Yes, they use the valet service but they are unaware of what goes on behind the scenes and they wouldn’t know how it has affected the business of the store and the true feeling of what people think about it.
So my first preparation was ready. I decided on interviewing one of the associates that work in the valet.
The next thing I needed to prepare was my questions. There are countless questions I could ask about the valet. But some of them seemed irrelevant to the overall topic. Like ‘What is the coolest car you have gotten to drive’. those types of questions I would have to rule out. After I prepared my questions, I just needed to prepare for the interview itself.
For the interview I just made sure I had my questions written down and I made sure that my phone had an audio recorder on it so I could record the interview.