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Audio Engineer Interview Questions

26 Audio Engineer Interview Questions
Question 1 of 26
Tell me about a time when you fell behind your work. How did it happen and how did you catch up?
How to Answer
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.

Answer Example
"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."
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Question 2 of 26
Describe the most creative work related project you completed.
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Although working an audio switch board does not leave much room for creativity, other aspects of the job call for some creative play. This includes during the post editing process, and even in certain technical ways of adjusting audio as the show goes on. The candidate can discuss some creative ways they have made audio their own.

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"My friends say they always know when I have been working the audio in my company's videos because my transitions between speakers are smooth and fade cleanly, instead of popping between them and clipping each other's sound."
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What makes you passionate about being an Audio Engineer?
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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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"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."
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Question 4 of 26
Why do you want a career as an audio engineer?
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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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"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."
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Question 5 of 26
What are you doing to keep current in technology?
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An audio engineer is someone who is able to work well with technology, which is a field that is constantly changing. Through this answer, they should show that they stay up to date with technology and are always looking for ways to improve the way they work to produce the best quality product possible.

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"I am constantly talking to other engineers and reading blogs online about current and upcoming technologies. It is so important to stay up to date on this because we are the main sources at the station that people go to for technology questions, and I have to make sure I have the answers."
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About Audio Engineer

June 13th, 2018

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.