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Interview questions for Communications Manager/Specialist/Strategist/Assistant

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Interview questions for Communications Manager/Specialist/Strategist/Assistant

Communications Manager

  • How can social media promote brand image?
  • What important factors do you evaluate before developing a communications strategy for a new product?
  • Can you describe a time a brand campaign didn’t perform as well as you expected? How did you handle it?
  • What do you think is the most important part of successfully leading a communications department?
  • What factors do you consider before releasing a press release about a new product or service?

Communications Specialist

General questions

  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • How did you get into communications?
  • What does it mean to be an effective communicator?
  • What is your favorite method of marketing?
  • Which skills help you be an effective communications specialist?
  • Why are you the right candidate for this role?
  • Why do you want to work for our company?

Experience/background

  • Do you have experience working directly with clients?
  • What form of marketing are you most comfortable with?
  • What form of marketing do you want more experience with?
  • Do you have experience writing press releases?
  • What does a good press release include?
  • How do you effectively collaborate with others?
  • Tell me about a time you used teamwork to solve a problem.

In depth questions about your skills

  • How would you successfully manage multiple clients at once?
  • How would you handle a public relations crisis?
  • What would you do if a campaign did not perform well?
  • How did you use your problem-solving skills to handle complex situations?
  • What would you improve about our company’s communication methods?
  • Have you ever dealt with a challenging stakeholder? What did you do in this situation?
  • How do you tailor a message to a target audience?
  • What are the steps of the marketing research process?

Communications Strategist

  • Why do you want this communications strategist job?
  • What have you learned from mistakes on the communications strategist job?
  • What challenges are you looking for in this communications strategist position?
  • Describe a typical work week for a communications strategist position?
  • What is your biggest weakness?
  • Why should we hire you for a communications strategist position?
  • What do you know about our company?
  • Why do you want to work with us?
  • Did the salary we offer attract you to this communications strategist job?

Communications Assistant

  • Can you tell me about a time when you were able to communicate successfully with someone?
  • What is your experience in managing conflict?
  • What skills and abilities do you think are most important in a communication assistant role?
  • Have you ever worked with media or written press releases?
  • Does this position help you with your long-term career goals?
Update: 2021-10-19