Written on May 24th, 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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With which publishing categories are you most familiar? How will this knowledge help you in this position with Wiley?
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There is a multitude of publishing categories in which you could bring experience. This experience includes textbooks, magazines, physical books, ebooks, catalogs, online publishers, newspapers, and more. Discuss with the interviewer the areas which you are most experienced. If you want to dive deeper into genres, you can certainly do that as well; especially if your experience is related to the educational publishing activities at Wiley. Be sure to sound confident, and finish your answer by tying in how this experience will make you successful in your new role.
"I am most familiar with ebook publishing, working with seasoned authors, often in the adult education realm. This experience will help me at Wile because I know how to move content that appeals to a wide audience with significant age and interest gap."
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"Although I am new to publishing, I have the most experience reading and identify best with medical journals. The mediums that I am most familiar with include online journals and other digital content. I have a great eye for design and layout for online publications and believe I could offer Wile fresh insight."
Wiley wants to know that you have a systematic approach to problem-solving. Consider the skills and qualities that help you successfully face problems. Perhaps you have a keen eye for detail. Maybe you can see opportunity when others can only focus on the issue. Share your strengths as a problem solver, and your ability to come up with innovative solutions.
Strong problem solvers are:
- Systematic thinkers
- Open minded
- Okay with being wrong sometimes
- Always researching and exploring
- Able to identify the core problem
- Able to reverse engineer a challenge to avoid future issues
- Ready to come up with multiple avenues that work well for all stakeholders
- Are do-ers and not worriers
"I am a great problem solver because I can compartmentalize all aspects of a problem before studying it. I also like to bring more experienced team members in to add to the solution. I will never try to be a hero and solve a complicated problem without tapping into the resources around me."
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"I have been told that I am an excellent problem solver and I believe this is because I have a bit of an engineering mind. I can take the issue, work backward to solve it, and then use that resolution as a basis for avoiding future issues to come up. I am also a big-picture thinker, which allows me to come up with various resolutions per problem."
What is your first reaction when you do something wrong at work?
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How you react to an error made will tell the interviewer a great deal about you and your honesty level. Perhaps the mistake is one that could land you in a lot of trouble. Would you try to hide the incident, or would you tell a supervisor right away, and have the situation rectified?
"My first reaction when I do something wrong at work is to own it. How can anything be repaired if nobody even has a chance to fix it on time? That would be my line of thinking if a mistake were to occur."
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"I am hard on myself, so when I do something wrong or make a mistake. If I make an error, the first thing I would do is research how to fix it. I am independent and smart, so I know that I could repair any damage very quickly."
The interviewer would like to know if you can appropriately handle the stress related to this job. Discuss how you can thrive, even during the most stressful times. You can keep your answer brief. If you can, provide an example of a time when you implemented a stress-management technique in your current role.
"I handle stress very well, and when you call my references, they will attest to this fact. When I am under pressure on the job, I focus on the task at hand and make sure not to get distracted. Staying on a deadline is very helpful, and I will delegate when necessary to alleviate some stress."
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"Stress is often one of my drivers. When facing tight deadlines, I tend to concentrate even better. It's a unique characteristic, I admit, but it works for me!"
Name for me your three favorite books, and why they are your favorite.
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Since Wiley publishes educational journals and textbooks, the hiring managers want to make sure they are bringing on a team member with a passion for books and reading! There is no wrong answer to this question. Open up about your favorite literary works.
"I love reading and try to pick up a new novel at least once per month. I read a variety of genres; however, my all time favorite book series is the Harry Potter series. I have read through the entire book series about three times. The way JK Rowling builds a world of suspense and magic never becomes tiresome."
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"My top three favorite books happen to be across multiple genres. One is 'All the Lives We Never Lived' by Anuradha Roy. This novel is by a renowned Indian writer who brings in stories from childhood with a theme of independence and finding oneself. The other is 'Becoming' by Michelle Obama, a memoir of the former First Lady. Lastly, the book of poetry by Rupi Kaur called 'Milk and Honey.' Her poetry is dark and beautiful."
6. A large part of creating digital content is in the creative process, but what strategic elements need to be considered for content creation to be highly effective? Being online and digitally based, it's essential that Wiley has team members who understand how to approach the complicated world of digital content. Wiley has a heavy hand in digital content and online publishing. Demonstrate your familiarity with content effective marketing by speaking of data and analytics first. Then, talk about other essential non-creative parts of content strategy that should be incorporated.
While the creative and strategic elements of content creation will cross over into one another, avoid talking about the creative process when answering this question much, if at all. Here is an answer example: "A content marketing strategy always starts with data about the audience to ensure the content is appropriately created and distributed. The data will tell you what kind of content your audience will enjoy, where and how you can expect them to consume it. Timing is also important, and research can be used to figure out the best times of the month, week, and down to the time of day when posts will get the best visibility. After forming and deploying a content plan, it's important to be consistent with analyzing the performance of all posts, which means looking at various engagement metrics like impressions, clicks, shares, likes, and comments - not just the number of comments but what's being said by the audience. All of the before mentioned, lets you measure the success of your plan and make continuous improvements." Here is an answer example: "Data from different sources, for example, keyword research, surveys, or machine learning, needs to be analyzed to plan the best possible content and its reach, both organically and during paid promotions. Planning what topics to cover, keeping an editorial calendar, and knowing how to recycle posts effectively are important parts of creating a feeling of consistency and the proper messaging for a brand's audience. Lastly, it's a good idea to balance the human element with automation tools that will allow your content to be distributed in a timely and organized way that best fits the preferences of your audience."7. In your opinion, what is the most influential form of media today? As Wiley grows their team, they need to consider the effect that all forms of media have on their business, and the research they support and release. Have a meaningful conversation with the interviewer on media influence. With so many forms of media out there, which do you feel is the most influential at the moment? Be sure to back your answer. Here is an answer example: "I wish that I could say that books are still the most influential form of media today; however, I feel that the most influential form of media today is social media and online content. As a whole, the human race wants fast, easy to consume, entertainment news. Our rate of consumption is unprecedented, and the fastest way to access it is through online content sharing." Here is an answer example: "There are many important forms of media today - so many, in fact, that people seem to be getting overwhelmed. I would still say that traditional media, in the form of books, television, and the daily news, is at the top when it comes to the number of people influenced and the quality of the content distributed."8. Describe to me the types of digital media you are most experienced with. There are a plethora of digital media forms today, and the interviewer would like a breakdown of the ones with which you are most familiar. Some types of digital media include images, video, gamification of many kinds, social media, websites, online channels, and more. Speak to the forms of digital media you are most experienced with while being sure to address the types most helpful to Wiley when it comes to the digital publishing side of their business. Here is an answer example: "In my current role, I work primarily with online channels such as YouTube and IGTV, creating video content to help promote eBooks and other digital resources. I saw in the Wiley job posting that you were looking for someone with in-depth knowledge with IGTV and Insta Stories for marketing. I would rate my knowledge in this area an 8 out of 10, leaving me very confident that I would meet your requirements." Here is an answer example: "While completing my degree in Digital Marketing, I learned a great deal about digital media production and design for video and web platforms. Most of my experience is with creating compelling video ads, and shorts for use online and on social media."9. What will you accomplish in the first 90 days of working for Wiley? You should come prepared for your interview with an exceptional plan of action, ensuring that you will be a substantial addition to their company from the start.
It's a good idea to have a 30, 60, and 90-day plan set out when you go into an interview. This approach is especially important when you are applying to a management or sales based position where there are expectations of immediate action and results. You can jot down a few ideas or create a slide presentation with graphs - whatever makes you most comfortable! You can discuss numbers, training achievements, pain points the interviewer has mentioned in the past, or how you plan to fit in with your new team. Here is an answer example: "In the first 90 days, I plan to establish and manage a growth strategy for Facebook, Instagram and new platforms for your collection of scholarly eBooks, and manage a community engagement strategy for Facebook, Instagram, and new platforms for that arm of your business. In addition to this, I plan to establish a vision and creative growth strategy for Wiley's already robust newsletter program, in collaboration with the newsletter team. It's important that I help maintain a consistent voice for each brand on social platforms." Here is an answer example: "In the first 90 days, I plan to fast-track my training by spending time on the weekends and evenings studying hard. I believe in doing everything faster and better so you will see results and accomplishments from me very quickly. I want to be on a full retail sales budget in the first 60 days as opposed to your typical 90 days."10. Is compensation the most critical factor for you when taking a new job? The interviewer would like to know how much emphasis you put on pay when considering a new position. In addition to compensation, there are many other factors in a fulfilling career. These other factors may include:
- work/life balance
- amount of travel involved in the role
- overall medical and health benefits
- additional perks such as car allowance, cell allowance, spending account
- amount of vacation time
- the type of clients or authors you would be working with
- career growth opportunity
- the size of your new team
- the company's reputation
- overall workplace culture
Talk to the interviewer about other factors that are important to you when considering a new job. If you are not sure on details for this role, you can ask! Here is an answer example: "For me, as a manager, the most important factor in accepting a new role is the health of the company, and it's employees. I am looking to take on a positive-minded team. I like to work with enthusiastic people that I can motivate. With that said, I am also looking for a competitive financial offer." Here is an answer example: "At this point in my career, I am looking to join a publisher that will allow me to work on more significant projects and with more robust tech and applications. Compensation is a driver, of course, but not the only one."11. Would you consider yourself a creative person? Talk to the interviewer about any interest that you have in creative activities and how you have implemented your creative desires in the workplace. Even if you do not consider yourself to be a 'creative person,' there is a significant change that you have made creative minded decisions in your career. Here is an answer example: "That's an interesting question for me because I have never considered myself creative in the traditional sense of being artistic. I am, however, a very creative individual when it comes to new ways to motivate my team." Here is an answer example: "I am creative in the sense that I am great at seeing all sides of a negotiation, I can use creativity to close a deal, and I am a solid writer. With that said, give me a paintbrush, and I will have no idea what to do. I suppose creativity comes in all forms!"12. How can Wiley motivate you on the job? Every employer should know how each staff member is best motivated. Talk to the interviewer about the variety of ways in which you are best motivated on the job. Here are some ways that an employer may try to motivate you. Which ones resonate most with you?
- Incentive programs where points are earned
- Showing complete trust in your work and performance
- Setting smaller, more achievable goals
- Helping you to find your higher career purpose
- Being a positive example to you
- Maintaining an open and transparent workplace
- Personalized incentives vs. Team driven incentives
- Getting to know you on a personal level
- Positive feedback based rewards system
- Offering a stable work/life balance by encouraging time off
- Letting you know your voice matters
- Allowing you to take the lead on projects that excite you
- Handing out big-picture projects, so you feel that you are contributing to the company's future
- Public recognition Here is an answer example: "I am best motivated through words of praise and recognition for a job well done. I do like to know that my efforts are noticed. In my current position, we have a team leaderboard, and I do like that concept because it creates a healthy bit of personal competition for me as well." Here is an answer example: "I am motivated by skills advancement opportunities. My previous employer put me through a technical writing course as well as two advanced Excel workshops. That was motivating to me."13. What are your career goals in the next 3-5 years with Wiley? Assure the interviewer that you are interested in forging a long-term career with them by discussing the career path you foresee if hired. What are your career goals, and how do you hope to achieve them, with Wiley? Here is an answer example: "In the next few years I would like to move into a more serious leadership function, such as the Production Manager opening currently posted. In my current company, there is little room for growth, which is why I feel that working for Wiley would fit into my long-term career goals. I want to work for you and grow into a leadership role with your organization." Here is an answer example: "Three to five years from now, I would like to be supervising or managing a team of my own. Your Associate Product Manager position caught my eye. I feel like I am progressing at a rate that will make this a possibility, and am committing to learn more about metadata optimization, acquisition strategy, and retail strategy to help make that happen in my career."14. The publishing industry has many tight deadlines. How do you manage your time, ensuring that your deadlines are met? The interviewer would like to know what you do to ensure that your deadlines are met and that you are consistently on time with projects and other expectations. Discuss how you stay organized, getting into the small details of how you plan your day or the tools you use to track your work and progress. You can mention a time when you were close to missing a deadline, including the actions that you took to ensure you delivered on time. Here is an answer example: "With five years' experience in the publishing industry, I fully understand that my day can change on a dime. I remain on top of my deadlines by being prepared for a plan B at all times. Also, I track my progress and tasks through an app called Trello. This type of application works well for communicating with my team, ensuring we all work hard to meet expectations." Here is an answer example: "I learned during my time in university that deadlines are met most easily when there is organization and when tasks are properly mapped out from the start. I learned the hard way, having to cram in a few assignments because I was not well prepared. Now, when I begin a project, I create a timeline with an estimate on how long each task will take. From there, I divide my time."15. How do you go about fact checking, and researching sources? In publishing, no matter which genre or medium you're involved in, it's essential that you check for facts before hitting that proverbial publish button. Now, more than ever, a company can receive significant backlash from posting or publishing anything misleading or untrue. Discuss the steps that you take to verify facts and sources for all content. Here is an answer example: "At this point in my publishing career it's much easier for me to weed out an unreliable source versus a reputable one. When I first began my career; however, I trusted that many sources were credible, not accounting for the fact that there is so much fake news out there. Now, I triple check against our library of content and online. Before any piece of content goes out, I will send it to our professional editor for a final once-over." Here is an answer example: "I will dig deeper into any sources, quotes, statistics, and do my best to find where they originated. If I cannot find the original source, I simply will not use the source."16. What is the key to success for a publisher in this digital era? The digital world is transforming traditional publishing, and the interviewer wants to know what you believe to be the key to success amidst this shift. Discuss what you think a publishing company should do, in this digital era, to remain successful and relevant. Keep your response positive rather than shifting into negative language. For instance, mention what is great about this digital era versus focusing on the hardships. Here is an answer example: "I believe the key to success for a publisher in this digital era is to remain relevant in your core area, while also exploring the ways that digital can complement your existing products. If you are a traditional book publisher, for instance, why not explore the impact that a social media campaign could have for a new author. As in any industry, it's critical that we remain up to date with technology so that we are always meeting our audience where they are showing up. I believe Wiley has done an exceptional job remaining relevant, given that the majority of your resources are sold digitally already." Here is an answer example: "The key to success in publishing, and many other industries is listening to your customers and taking action on what they are teaching you. For instance, in the publishing industry, it's critical that we deliver works on topics that people are searching for, and seeking out. We can accomplish this approach through surveys, polls, purchased data, and even some analytics on Google algorithms."17. Tell me about your experience collaborating with marketing, sales, editorial, and design teams. The hiring authority is looking for details on your experience when it comes to cross-departmental collaboration. In publishing, it takes many passes through many hands to complete a project so, it's essential to Wiley that you can work well with other people through a variety of departments. Give an example of how you collaborate with a diverse team in your current role. Here is an answer example: "In my current role we have a staff of 450 people within ten departments. Any given week, I will collaborate with marketing, sales, human resources, and design. These are the departments with which I collaborate most often. I believe that everyone has a great deal of value to offer so, for that reason, I embrace every opportunity to collaborate cross-departmentally." Here is an answer example: "I look forward to getting to know your marketing, editorial, and design teams here at Wiley. Currently, in my internship, I have spent two weeks in each department, getting to know the ins and outs of publishing, design, marketing, sales, and even public relations. The experience has been invaluable."18. If you could pitch me one idea for a book, article, or editorial, what would it be? The hiring authority wants to get to know you. One great way to do this is to ask about your interests. Generally speaking, you would want to pitch something you are knowledgeable in and passionate about. There is no right or wrong answer to a question like this; however, the interviewer will want to see that you are insightful and have enthusiasm for an exciting topic. If you choose an item that is related to Wiley or their publication, that's great but certainly not a requirement for this to be a successful answer. Here is an answer example: "I read a lot of history books and find so much of it fascinating. In particular, ancestry and genealogy. If I could pitch you one idea for an article, it would be a how-to for people who were starting on discovering their family lineage." Here is an answer example: "As a new graduate, I have a keen interest in productivity hacks for new university students. In my first year, I struggled with organization and time-management. By the end of my second year, I had mastered the art of juggling many priorities. This topic is in high demand, and I would pitch it as a series of articles, deep-dives, and even infographics."19. What are the benefits for an author to publish with Wiley versus self-publishing? The idea of self-publishing has become increasingly popular, especially with self-publishing tools being available at anyone's fingertips. The interviewer wants to see that you are an advocate for the more traditional publishing route. Discuss what you believe to be the benefits of using a traditional publisher such as Wiley. Here is an answer example: "There are tremendous benefits to working with a traditional publisher. These include the fact that a publisher knows how to advocate for your work. They also have more connections than any independent author or curriculum builder could ever gather. I am eager to work with Wile helping writers, researchers, and subject matter experts to navigate the challenging world of publishing within the education space." Here is an answer example: "I believe the list of benefits is lengthy and include greater visibility and audience reach for an author, the fact that a literary agent can negotiate very well for you and your manuscript. Also, with less need to coordinate all aspects of publishing, an author will have more time to focus on what they do best - write!"20. What do you expect to be the most significant trend in publishing this year? When you come to an interview prepared to discuss industry trends and happenings, you are showing the interviewer that you have done your homework on Wiley and that you have a vested interest in what they are achieving within their market. There is no real right or wrong answer here; as the interviewer wants to know that you have done some research on the industry. So long as your response is intelligent, the interviewer should be happy with hearing your insight. Here is an answer example: "From what I have read, the most significant trend in publishing is meeting the increasing demand from audiences to have their publications available through a variety of mediums. With a huge number of entertainment options available to consumers these days, it will be essential for publications to continue exploring multiple mediums. For instance, it's excellent that Wiley has made content available across many digital platforms." Here is an answer example: "Independent and new authors who are publishing onto alternative mediums such as Wattpad is one topic that has grabbed my interest. I understand that traditional publishers enjoy searching out for new authors on these platforms because it leads them to the authors and also their loyal readers. I believe we will see many more emerging authors discovered from online writing platforms like this."21. Where do you believe the educational journal and textbook industry will be in 5 years? Support your response. The interviewer wants to know that you believe in the longevity of Wiley and the future of their niche. Of course, since you are interviewing for a reputable education-based publication firm, you want to keep your response positive. Be sure to support your opinion with the research you have done in the educational resource publishing niche. Here is an answer example: "I was recently reading an article on trends and facts in the publishing industry, from a journalism publication which had some powerful ideas on the future of educational resources. Even though the purchase of physical textbooks has declined over the past 15 years, the number of visitors coming to an educational publishers' website had increased exponentially. I believe that alternative print publications will exist for many years to come; however, many publishers will begin to rely more heavily on their digital subscriber base who still go to them for reliable, consistent, and trustworthy content." Here is an answer example: "I believe that educational resource readers are also going to ask for digital subscription options, allowing them to pivot between the two mediums. Although sales of traditional print textbooks and journals have decreased over the years, discerning readers will still turn to these traditional methods for reliable education. This engagement may be more digital and online, as time goes on."22. Why do you think you will be successful in this role? Rather than just sharing how you have gone above and beyond, focus on how your qualities will help you to meet and exceed expectations. Discuss the reasons why will you be great at this job. Talk about your qualifications and skills that will help you to do this job well. If you can, match your strengths to the requirements outlined in the job description. Here is an answer example: "I know I will be successful in this role because I have been working in the publishing industry for five years with great training and mentorship. I have a solid understanding of how educational resources and curriculum are built, ensuring that I won't miss a beat when it comes to the type of publishing you handle at Wiley. I am well-prepared for this next step in my career." Here is an answer example: "I am prepared with experience, equipped with passion and opportunistic about making a valuable contribution to your organization's education and journal work through this role."23. What drew you to Wiley? This question is similar to 'Why do you want to work here?'. To answer this question effectively, it's essential that you have reasoning that is specific and will stand out from other people competing for this role. Giving a general answer such as, 'You have a great workplace culture' could potentially disqualify you from winning the position. Show the interviewer that you have done your research on Wiley by coming prepared with some compelling reasons to work for them. Here is an answer example: "I have read your brand story and was inspired. Wiley works hard to help advance important discoveries by publishing robust and insightful research. I am eager to be a part of your mission to make this knowledge accessible to the world." Here is an answer example: "Initially, I was drawn to your publishing company because I saw your name everywhere in my University textbooks and journals! Wile is known to be a stand-out publisher in the education genre and well respected. I also appreciate that you have recently made an effort to increase your exposure on social media channels, ensuring you remain relevant in this digital age."24. When thinking about your experience with educational content, describe the target audience of the publications you have worked with. Because educational content can have many different types of users (K-12, post-secondary, corporate, etc.), the response to this question will give hiring managers at Wiley a better sense of the publication types on which you have worked. Highlight the general skills you have strengthened and the knowledge you attained through your past experiences and how these skills will help you be a valuable contributor to building and improving educational products for Wiley. Here is an answer example: "The majority of my experience has concentrated in building an educational curriculum for students in Grade 12 through University. Through my work building content for this group, I learned the importance of listening to reader feedback. It has been vital for me to familiarize myself with the needs and requirements of these learners. Using several rounds of revisions, I was able to help build effective learning based content. I know the communication skills I have developed and my understanding of the University-level reader group will allow me to make valuable contributions to meeting the needs of Wiley's target audience." Here is an answer example: "I have worked on educational content for the corporate environment. More specifically, the written content used for internal training and management. The material was highly customizable and allowed internal human resources departments to monitor and pace the training employees received. Because each client's needs varied, I cultivated my client relationship skills as I worked to understand their varying needs and requirements. Also, I learned a great deal about different learning styles and implemented my knowledge into the training products I helped to create. These skills and knowledge will undoubtedly help in meeting the needs of Wiley's readership audience."25. Market research is essential to Wiley 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? Wiley believes that smart people never stop learning. In the digital media and publishing industry, research, and reliable sources are everything. Assure the interviewer that you are capable of conducting robust and dependable research. Draw on your positive references when answering this question. Here is an answer example: "One of the reasons why I would love to work for Wiley is because of your solid reputation for reputable sources and research. In my previous positions, I have always earned recognition for my great research skills. When you call my references, they will attest to this as well. There is always room for improvement, so for that reason, I would rate myself as an 8.5 out of 10 for research capabilities." Here is an answer example: "When it comes to research capabilities, I am most definitely a 10/10. An eleven even, if that is allowed! I love researching a large range of products and am very data and analytically minded."26. How would you increase digital book sales in a saturated market? In a world immersed in online content, the hiring authority would like to know how you would capture the interest amongst a sea of competition. Discuss one idea you have that would help digital education resource sales in a noisy online world. Here is an answer example: "Billions of dollars are spent, every year, on educational content and digital resources. With these numbers also comes a high level of competition. One way that I would increase sales is to partner with universities, colleges, and bookstores so that they always look to Wiley first, for their educational content needs." Here is an answer example: "I would lean on digital marketing efforts such as ads in university e-newsletters, Facebook and Instagram ads that would attract post-secondary students, and even a lead magnet that included a helpful resource for free in exchange for an email address. Building up a list of contacts that Wiley can market to is a simple but helpful way to generate more sales in a saturated market."27. How do you transition between the creative and analytical sides of publishing? Wearing multiple hats is the name of the game when it comes to publishing. One moment you could be discussing the analytics of a past publication where the next you could be giving your opinion on the design of a book cover or layout of a new online article. It's essential that you show the interviewer your ability to be flexible on the job by pivoting tasks regularly. If possible, give an example of a time when you were able to flip between creative and analytical. Here is an answer example: "I believe that I transition quite well between the creative and analytical. Generally speaking, I am more of a creative minded individual; however, my experience in business has allowed me to see the data and analytics behind a successful publication. So, in addition to my creative approach, I also ask myself or my team how our decisions will impact the company's bottom line. If hired, I will deliver a nice balance between analytical thinking and creative mindedness." Here is an answer example: "My educational background is in business with a focus on accounting and financial management. This coursework means that I am naturally inclined to look at data such as numbers, results, spend, account activity, and ROI. With that said, I spend my spare time in creative writing, dabbling in design, and other activities that relax and entertain me. I believe that I will pivot well between the creative and analytical sides of publishing because of this variety in knowledge and interests."28. Walk me through your editing experience. How would you rate your editing skills from 1-10? Even if your primary role with Wiley is not officially as an editor, the interviewer will want to see that you have a solid basis when it comes to language, context, tone, grammar, spelling, and more. Emphasize your solid command of the language, and your ability to pay attention to the small details. Discuss the types of editing jobs you have taken on in the past. Here is an answer example: "I have helped to edit documents large, and small, including whitepapers, web copy, and sales contracts. I am confident in my language, spelling, and grammar skills. It's rare that a mistake will get past me, as I pay strong attention to the small details." Here is an answer example: "Although I have not formally edited a document of significance, I do always make a habit of double checking my emails and other internal or external communication. I have used editing programs such as Grammarly in the past, for assignments and papers while attending university."29. If Wiley hired you today, what would you accomplish first? The interviewer at Wiley would like to know that you would be ready to make an impact on their organization, immediately after being hired. It's a good idea to come to an interview with a 30-60-90 day strategic plan on how you would impact the business, should you be the successful candidate. Tell the interviewer what your impact goal is, should you be the successful candidate. Here is an answer example: "I know you mentioned that the average tenure in this position, before promotion, is anywhere from 6 months to a year or more. I intend to prove over the first three months that I am a rockstar in the organization and would be of greater benefit to you in an account executive role than I am in a sales development role." Here is an answer example: "I created a strategic plan for you to take a look at, using one of your biggest clients as an example. This outline shows how I can make an impact as your Head of Marketing in the next 30, 60, and 90 days. First and foremost, my focus would be on getting to know your highest-spending clients by booking face to face meetings with them. It would be a discovery meeting where I would set out to see where we could serve them better and increase their spend in areas they were lacking."30. In which area are you the strongest: editorial, sales, or marketing? The interviewer is trying to assess which tasks and departments you will best work within. The way that you respond to this question could determine where the hiring authorities place you if hired by Wiley. Be honest with the interviewer on where you feel you best fit. Avoid pigeonholing yourself into one particular area. Here is an answer example: "I have strengths in a variety of areas; however, if I had to choose one stand-out area, I would choose marketing. Some of the crucial marketing steps that I have led include designing websites, building an email list for pre-sales, and creating social media strategies such as hashtag-driven contests." Here is an answer example: "I have performed well in all three of these areas but to choose just one, I would pick sales. I have a solid background in sales with formal post-secondary education in sales and marketing. I look forward to working with Wiley and your authors to push record ebook sales this year."
Author of Wiley Answers and Questions
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.
Our interview questions are created by writers, almost all of which, have a long history of recruiting and interviewing candidates.
They do not necessarily have experience interviewing or working with companies, careers, or schools, in which they may write for on MockQuestions.com.
We do, however, strive to match their background and expertise with the appropriate question sets found on our website.
Our careers, companies, industries, and schools may have duplicate interview questions and answers found elsewhere on our website.
Specifically, our companies and our graduate school interviews.
For these two, we use the industry in which we believe the company most well-represents and the graduate programs, as the basis for the interview questions and answers that generate for each company or school.
The intent of MockQuestions.com is for our users to build confidence for their job interview, by using our thousands of interview questions and answers as they practice and prepare for their interview.
We believe, most of our visitors can become more likely to succeed in their job interview with hard-work and practice. We believe, the key to success is for our users to rehearse with our interview questions while using our answer examples as an idea generator for their own interview answers.
We strongly want to discourage users from memorizing our answer examples.
That is not the purpose of our website.