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Top 30 AOL Inc. Interview Questions

In your opinion, what is the most influential form of media today?
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Question 2 of 30
Of all the media solutions we provide at AOL, which do you know the best?
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"About Us"
"I would say that, without a doubt, visual design is my strongest area of expertise when it comes to media solutions. I have many other areas of strength, such as A and B; however, this is my stand-out skill."
It is very important to thoroughly research AOL Inc. before you go in for your interview. Be sure to look carefully through the "About Us" section on their website as well as anything to do with their clients or recent projects.
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Question 3 of 30
Walk me through your experience in the television and/or radio industry.
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"I began my career in media in a volunteer role with my local television station. From there, I started to assist with writing broadcast scripts. I left that role to attend university and recently graduated with my communications degree. I am now looking for my first opportunity in media, and very much look forward to seeing my career grow with AOL Inc.."
"I have been working in the television and radio industry for the past 8 years. After graduating with my degree in Media Studies and Mass Media, I joined our local radio station as a content writer. From there, I took on a role as a junior editor, then a team lead for the small team of editors. At this point, I am now looking for an opportunity to grow which is why I applied to this role with AOL Inc.. I absolutely love this industry and look forward to continuing my success here."
Take a few minutes to walk the interviewer through your resume. Highlight any particular experience you may have in television and/or radio. Be concise and be sure to avoid speaking poorly of any previous employers and/or experiences.
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Question 4 of 30
What are your 3 favorite forms of entertainment?
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"My favorite forms of entertainment have always been reality tv, podcasts, and celebrity based news. I have always wanted to become a gossip columnist and find that these forms of entertainment really spark my creativity and keep me informed on trends in the media."
"There are so many great forms of entertainment media now. I am more traditional in nature and would say that my favorite forms still include print media, documentaries, and podcasts that focus on economics and business."
The interviewer would like to know the types of media and entertainment that you personally enjoy consuming on a regular basis. Talk to the interviewer about your favorite forms of entertainment and be sure to include why they are your favorite.
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Question 5 of 30
If AOL hired you today, what would you accomplish first?
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"When we were speaking earlier, about sales targets in this position, you mentioned that most new sales professionals hit their KPI's after 120 days. If I were hired today, my goal would be to exceed my KPI's after the first 90 days. I plan to make a positive impact very quickly."
"If hired today, I would start with analyzing all quantifiable data from the last month, quarter, and year to identify any bottlenecks or shortfalls and set a plan to correct them."
When you start a new position it is important to set a goal on how you will make a positive impact quickly after being hired. Tell the interviewer what your impact goal is, should you be the successful candidate.
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Question 6 of 30
What are your career goals in the next 3-5 years with AOL?
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Question 7 of 30
The media industry is fast moving and ever-changing. How do you stay on top of changes and trends?
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Question 8 of 30
What are your thoughts on the way media is rated for the public (IE: PG, 14A, NR, Mature)?
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Question 9 of 30
In your opinion, what is the future of local radio?
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Question 10 of 30
How do you think that online media has changed traditional print and broadcast media approaches in the past 10 years?
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Question 11 of 30
Market research is important to AOL in order to help us understand where to take our business in the years to come. Rate your research skills from 1-10. Do you enjoy conducting research?
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Question 12 of 30
Do you prefer to be behind the scenes or in the limelight?
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Question 13 of 30
What is your favorite publication, and why?
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Question 14 of 30
Do you feel performance should be rewarded over experience?
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Question 15 of 30
What are your salary expectations?
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Question 16 of 30
Tell me about an organization or group outside of work that you contributed to.
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Question 17 of 30
What accomplishment do you believe was the most difficult for you to achieve?
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Question 18 of 30
Tell me about a time when you, or a group that you were a part of, were in danger of missing a deadline. What did you do?
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Question 19 of 30
When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?
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Question 20 of 30
The media industry is all about communication. At AOL, strong communication is at the forefront of what we do. How would you describe your communication skills? Rate your communication skills from 1-10.
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Question 21 of 30
Tell me about your experiences giving presentations in front of large groups.
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Question 22 of 30
Tell me about an error or mistake you made because of a breakdown in communication from you or one of your team members.
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Question 23 of 30
What do you know about our company culture?
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Question 24 of 30
What work situations excite and motivate you?
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Question 25 of 30
How would you describe your relationship with your customers or clients?
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Question 26 of 30
Outside of work, what type of creative activities do you like to pursue?
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Question 27 of 30
How often do you take work home with you?
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Question 28 of 30
How do you determine priorities when you have multiple projects due?
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Question 29 of 30
What is your greatest weakness?
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Question 30 of 30
Why do you think you will be successful in this role?
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About AOL Inc.

AOL Inc. (previously known as America Online, written as AOL and styled as Aol.) is an American multinational mass media corporation based in New York City which develops, grows, and invests in brands and web sites. The company's business spans digital distribution of content, products, and services, which it offers to consumers, publishers, and advertisers.

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