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30 Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns

Published 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.
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The news runs 24/7. How do you feel about an overnight shift, working on weekends, and holidays?
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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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Top 30 ABC News, Inc. Interview Questions with Full Content
1.
The news runs 24/7. How do you feel about an overnight shift, working on weekends, and holidays?
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.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"In my current role, I worked the overnight shift for eight years. Through my tenure and solid news programming work, I earned a seat in the daytime news operation. This shift is my preference for any roles moving forward. With that said, I have no issue working overtime or jumping into the odd overnight shift to help out my team."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"Being new to my career in news programming, I fully understand that I should take the types of roles offered to me at this time. If ABC News has overnight shifts with some overtime, weekends, and holidays then count me in. I am looking forward to carving out a career with ABC News and have no issue starting where I am needed."
2.
What questions do you have for me?
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?

Rachelle's Answer #1
"Thank you for asking - I do have a few questions. What is top of mind when it comes to filling this role? Also, what types of career growth opportunities would follow this position? And lastly, do you have internal candidates who are also interviewing for this position?"
Rachelle's Answer #2
"Thank you for asking! A couple of questions come to mind. What do you see as the biggest challenge ABC News will be facing in the next 12 months? Also, what is your employee turnover rate, and could you tell me a bit about the retention plan you currently have in place?"
3.
Are you applying for any other jobs?
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.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I am keeping an eye out for viable positions. Although I am not in the final stages with any other broadcast company, I am actively seeking a new position."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"I am applying to other jobs, and am actively interviewing. I do have a strong interest in your role and am wondering what your timeline looks like for the next round of interviews?"
4.
How often do you take work home with you?
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.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I make sure to utilize my work hours very efficiently, so the only time that I take my work home is when there is an extremely stringent deadline. I would say that, overall, I take my work home maybe twice per month. It's all about being diligent with your time in the office!"
Rachelle's Answer #2
"In broadcasting and television, one must always be willing to work whenever the creative moment hits you. I have a notebook with memos on my current projects that I often add ideas to at all hours of the day and night."
5.
Tell me about your relationship with your previous boss.
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.

Rachelle's Answer #1
"I had a very healthy relationship with my previous employer. She was easy to approach, and we would bounce ideas off of each other quite often. I would sum it up as a relationship lead by strong mutual respect."
Rachelle's Answer #2
"My previous boss and I had a great working relationship. We were in sync when it came to accomplishing things we needed to do in our department. We scheduled weekly touch base meetings to stay current on our progress and address any issues that came up along the way. I learned a lot from them on leadership while adding great value to the team."
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