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Top 25 Audio Engineer Interview Questions

Question 1 of 26
Describe the most creative work related project you completed.
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Question 2 of 26
Tell me about a time when you fell behind your work. How did it happen and how did you catch up?
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"There was a time where we had only three audio engineers on staff and I had to fill in more often. I was exhausted from working so many hours. However, this ultimately made me get more practice and learn more about various speakers so I could do my job better."
The candidate should discuss a time where they struggled in their work. This could be a time where they worked overtime or had to work under a severe time crunch. It could also be a time where personal stressors made working slow and difficult. However, the candidate should ultimately talk positively about the experience and how they found a way to persevere because of their passion for the job.

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Question 3 of 26
Why do you want a career as an audio engineer?
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"I knew I wanted to be an audio engineer the day I stepped into a control booth. I saw the audio engineer controlling what everyone was saying on air, and I knew that my skills of having a keen ear would make me a perfect fit."
The candidate should discuss why they want to work as an audio engineer, and what in their life has lead them to want to pursue this career. They should talk about their prior experience in the field and work leading up to wanting to be an audio engineer, and how their passion for audio will make them the perfect candidate for the job.

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Question 4 of 26
What makes you passionate about being an Audio Engineer?
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"I am passionate about creating a great product that others can enjoy. People listen to audio more closely than they view pictures and video, so what people hear is very important. I want to make sure that what they are hearing is the best quality possible, so I can inspire others to love listening as much as I do."
The candidate should discuss why they feel this job is the best fit for them based on their passions in life. The goal is to inspire the hiring manager and show their deep love for doing the job, and show that they would be a committed member of the team because of their desire for doing the job well.

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Question 5 of 26
What is your favorite part of the job?
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"My favorite part of the job is fading in and out of the show in each commercial break. I am for the smoothest transitions possible, and once I listen back to the broadcast, I am proud of how the audience only hears the gradual change from show to commercial."
The candidate should discuss what their favorite part of the job is and why they love it so much. This gives the hiring manager some insight as to what the candidate is most passionate about, and also sees how their best skills fit into the job description.

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Question 6 of 26
What is your least favorite part of the job?
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Question 7 of 26
What is your experience editing audio?
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Question 8 of 26
Do you consider yourself attentive to detail?
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Question 9 of 26
What are your salary expectations?
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Question 10 of 26
How do you take criticism?
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Question 11 of 26
How do you make each individual voice sound the best possible?
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Question 12 of 26
How do you juggle listening to your subjects and taking direction from directors?
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Question 13 of 26
Do you consider yourself good at fixing technology?
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Question 14 of 26
How does this position fit into your career aspirations?
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Question 15 of 26
What unique qualities do you have that makes you a good fit for this station?
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Question 16 of 26
What are you doing to keep current in technology?
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Question 17 of 26
Describe a difficult project and how you overcame it?
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Question 18 of 26
What was your biggest disappointment as an audio engineer?
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Question 19 of 26
How do you evaluate success?
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Question 20 of 26
Where do you see yourself five years from now?
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Question 21 of 26
If I called your boss right now and asked him or her what is an area that you could improve on, what would he or she say?
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Question 22 of 26
How well do you work with a team?
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Question 23 of 26
Do you consider yourself a leader?
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Question 24 of 26
What are the steps you follow to study a problem before making a decision?
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Question 25 of 26
Tell me about a time when you influenced the outcome of a project by taking a leadership role.
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Question 26 of 26
Why have you chosen the audio industry instead of working with video as well?
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About Audio Engineer

August 17th, 2017

Broadcast and sound engineering technicians set up, operate, and maintain the electrical equipment for radio and television broadcasts, concerts, sound recordings, and movies and in office and school buildings.

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