I have been working hard to find a way to ask questions that are relevant to my practice. In the end, I needed to make two categories for my questions as they are based on two different topics, although somewhat connected in the way the questions could be thought about...
Skills Based Questions
What does the organization you work for do to help/ make sure your skills are developed to a sufficient standard for your job role but also make the skills personally beneficial?
How relevant are your competencies in your current job role, compared to a different role within your field of work? (e.g. working as a Media Technician compared to being a Media Lecturer)
Do any of your skills get used to help develop the skills of others?
Are there any skills in your skill set that have to be updated/ re-evaluated on a regular basis? (This question could relate to compulsory training within an organization you currently/ previously/ aspire to work for)
Are there any specific tools needed to develop your skills further?
How much or a role do facilities play in your skills development?
Media Based Questions
How do you know which sector of the Media industry you would like to work in?
How easy is it to get a job within the Media industry?
Within film and T.V, if there are no jobs, what is the best way to keep your aspirations alive and not fall into a job that you don't want?
Is there only one job role within Media that can be undertaken or is it possible to do more than one role?
Can I use my Media skills to get into a field of work that is completely different?
A Question that I have been asking myself on a regular basis lately...
Why do I want to teach Media, rather than stay in a Technical Media role?
I am going to take these questions to several people I know within the college I work, and find out their own personal answers. It would be great if you could answer these questions, even if you are not Media based, the Media questions may be relevant in your field of work. It would be great to see a comparison between different skill bases.