Frequently Asked Questions
These are FAQs for professionals considering taking an interview for a TechPros.io content publication. If you have any other questions, please get intouch with us.
What is the objective of my interview?
To get your perspective on a topical industry theme which underpins a thought leadership programme, usually involving an eBook or similar content piece, virtual roundtables and interactive panel discussions. All interview participants are featured along with their headshots and bios. We look to quote as many contributors as possible to support the evolving narrative.
How do I book my interview?
We send you a calendly link which has an open diary, usually giving you a choice of any slot between 9am and 5pm UK (BST/GMT) time over the next 2 weeks. We do our best to accommodate participants from all timezones however most of our interviewers are based in the UK and South Africa. Once you have booked we match you to an available interviewer and share their name and contact number with you. A calendar invitation will be sent you to accept by return of email. You will also receive a few ‘welcome emails’ from us. Once confirmed we also request your best headshot photo and short bio (300 words).
What is the format of the interview?
You will be called on the number you provide us with on the agreed date and time or given a Zoom link to join. Interviews are typically 30 mins long and cover 6 to 10 key questions with some quick-fire poll questions at the end. The first few minutes we give you background to the theme and sponsor, the process for being quoted, and what you can expect as the next steps. After you have completed the Q&A your interviewer will make you aware of any follow on virtual events taking place so you can register your interest. They will also let you know when you can expect the content publication to be released.
Future opportunities with TechPros
The number of TechPros supported thought leadership programmes are increasing, offering business and technology leaders more opportunities to get involved. You can ‘opt-in’ to receive updates from TechPros when there are new content and event programmes launched and we share links to the latest content pieces published. You can register your interest for interviews and events and we will share your name and company with the sponsor and confirm if you are selected. We regularly update the ‘featured contributors’ section for each industry and sector lens, so if you would like your profile to be exposed to hundreds of business and technology leaders, then select your industry or sector, answer a few questions about yourself and we will add you to the queue. If you haven’t received information on this please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org visit TechPros.io and register.
What value will I get from participating?
You are required to think on the spot, so the process is both stimulating and challenging, surfacing your views and ideas on a trending industry topic. The 30 mins will help shape your thinking. You will enjoy the experience. You will get to see how your peer group are tackling similar challenges, offering a useful benchmark. You will be associated with a valuable content piece, and recognised and acknowledged online, raising awareness of your personal brand.
How do I prepare for the interview?
The interview guide will set the scene and include some industry reports which will add more context. However, the reason you have been invited to interview is because you will have the necessary experience and insight to contribute to the programme, so little preparation is required! In advance of your interview you will receive the name and contact details of your interviewer so you can let them know if you are running late. If you need to reschedule simply ‘reply all’ to the calendar invitation with your proposed new times.
What happens after the interview?
Feedback is important to us so we invite you to rate your experience and share a few comments via a private online form which we share with you. Should you wish to receive a recording of your interview we can share this with you. If you haven’t already submitted your headshot and bio for the acknowledgements, we kindly ask you to do this within a week of your interview completing. We share your interview recording with the sponsor who may wish to follow up in a few days to discuss some of your insights in more detail. Following this call, which we will arrange, the sponsor will suggest quote(s) which they would like our writer to consider for the publication or recommend parts of your interview which were of particular interest.