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30 Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Written on March 3rd, 2019 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
Question 1 of 30
The news runs 24/7. How do you feel about an overnight shift, working on weekends, and holidays?
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How to Answer
It is vital to ABC News that you offer flexibility in your schedule. Since the news never stops, neither will ABC News and their news reporting efforts. Discuss your calendar with the interviewer, highlighting any limitations that you may have. Be as flexible as possible, showing that you are a team player.

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Question 2 of 30
What questions do you have for me?
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How to Answer
It's always a great idea to have questions ready for the interviewer. Review the ABC News website and other online resources to ensure the queries you have are not mundane, or redundant. The last thing an interviewer wants to hear is a list of items you could have found the answers for from merely watching a video on their company site!

Here are some sample questions:

- When would you like to have this position filled?
- How long has this role been vacant?
- Is this a replacement search or a newly created role?
- What is your favorite part about working here?
- What is ABC News primary goal for this position in the next 12 months?
- Is there anything from my background and experience that I can clarify for you?
- What do you see as the most significant change in the news industry over the past three years?
- Is there any reason why you would not hire me?

Question 3 of 30
Are you applying for any other jobs?
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How to Answer
ABC News would like to know if they will need to compete with other companies when it comes to hiring you. It always puts a little bit of fire under the hiring manager if they are aware that you are actively looking for a new position. Tell the interviewer about your search so far without disclosing every single detail.

Question 4 of 30
How often do you take work home with you?
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How to Answer
The interviewer would like to know if you work additional hours when necessary. The majority of people will work overtime hours or take work home with them on occasion. Talk to the interviewer about how frequently to bring your work home.

Question 5 of 30
Tell me about your relationship with your previous boss.
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How to Answer
The interviewer would like to know about your relationship with your most recent employer. Be sure to remain positive, even if the experience wasn't. Avoid talking about any previous drama and do not speak poorly of your employer. Keep your answer short and respectful.

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Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
Published: 03/03/2019

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