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Corporate Copywriter Interview Questions

To help you prepare for your Corporate Copywriter interview, here are 28 interview questions and answer examples.

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Do you prefer to work full or part time?

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Copywriters may work either full or part time depending on how much writing the company desires, and how large the company is. The candidate should discuss how many hours a week they want to work as it aligns with the job opening. They may talk about additional benefits they hope to receive through working for the company and how they are able to be flexible for whatever the company needs.



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28 Corporate Copywriter Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Do you prefer to work full or part time?

      How to Answer

      Copywriters may work either full or part time depending on how much writing the company desires, and how large the company is. The candidate should discuss how many hours a week they want to work as it aligns with the job opening. They may talk about additional benefits they hope to receive through working for the company and how they are able to be flexible for whatever the company needs.



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      1st Answer Example

      "I prefer working full time to make a full week's salary. I feel that I work best when I fully immerse myself into my work and have enough time to get my work done."

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  • 2. Have you ever taken a role in a company you regretted?

      How to Answer

      Everyone has made mistakes in their professional career, however small or large. Perhaps the mistake is not moving fast enough, or moving too fast. The candidate should discuss an instance of something they regret, and how they have overcome that feeling or how they have made up for it.



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      "I have regretted taking a low level position when I knew I deserved a better position in a company. However, I have learned to value myself higher and shoot higher so I do not have that feeling again."

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  • 3. Why should we trust you to paint our company in the best light possible?

      How to Answer

      The candidate should talk about their experience being a spokesperson for a company and how their writing will make the company appear in the public in the best light possible. The candidate should discuss what they know about staying positive in press releases and advertisements, and how to excite people to join the company or buy a product based on their writing.



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      "I know how to make a company successful in a good light because I progressed throughout my career by marketing myself like a company. I understand that success comes from being upbeat."

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  • 4. How do you form relationships with contacts and other companies?

      How to Answer

      Copywriters often succeed when they forge relationships with people within the community, such as media, other companies, businesses, customers, and local law enforcement. The candidate should talk about their experience forming relationships in the industry and how they will help the company grow because of their skills.



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  • 5. What similarities are there between you and our company?

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      The candidate should have chosen the company based on some kind of compatibility that exists. An interviewer is looking for someone who embodies their ideals and will be able to write well to speak on the behalf of the company. The candidate should talk about what makes them a good fit for the company based on similarities and why these similarities will benefit the business over time.



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  • 6. Have you progressed in your career as you had hoped?

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      Candidates are at various stages of their career as a copywriter - perhaps this is a starting job, or perhaps this is a career they have spent time in for years. The candidate should discuss how fast or slow they have moved into this position and why they believe they have moved at this pace. This gives the interviewer an idea of the kind of person the worker is, and how they may work through the job.



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  • 7. How well do you work with managers giving instruction and criticism?

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      Any candidate coming into a new job should expect criticism in the way they work based on the way the new company runs things. The candidate should discuss their experience with change and how they work with those who give them feedback to conform to the way the company runs their business. The candidate should discuss how more instruction at first will help them mesh into the community faster, and how criticism leads to improvement.



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  • 8. What are your salary expectations?

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      The candidate should discuss what they expect to make in compensation for their work. Typically the starting salary for a corporate copywriter who works full time is between $38,000-$45,000, with increases after experience and company. The candidate should discuss what they hope to receive based on these factors and negotiate with the interviewer.



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  • 9. Do you consider yourself attentive to detail?

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      The candidate should discuss their attention to detail in their writing and work flow. They should talk about their ability to write with few errors in the content as well as the quality, and their attention to meetings, future assignments, and more. They should discuss whether or not they are detail oriented workers, and if they are not, they should talk about their ability to improve over time.



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  • 10. Do you consider yourself a quick or slow writer?

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      While being a slow or fast writer does not decide whether or not a candidate is hired, a hiring manager is looking for someone who writes at a good pace with few to no errors and with good quality. The candidate should discuss their work speed and flow and talk about the timing and quality of the work they will produce.



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  • 11. Why do you want to work for our specific company?

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      A corporate copywriter must hone their writing skills and tone to the specific company they write for. Whether is is a clothing company, a high tech device creator, a medical office, or a school, the copywriter must be a good fit for the style of writing expected out of that business. They should answer this question by talking about why they believe they will be a good worker for the specific company and why they want to be a part of their company.



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  • 12. What unique skills do you bring to our company?

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      The candidate should find ways to set his or herself apart from the rest with unique skills or characteristics that make them a great worker and a great fit for the job. The candidate may have a specific personality trait that resonates with the company, with their writing style, and more.



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  • 13. Where do you see yourself five years from now?

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      The candidate should discuss their short term career goals, especially where they hope to progress within the company to which they are applying. A hiring manager is looking for someone with the ambition to continue learning and growing in their position, yet will do so within their company. While the future is uncertain, the candidate should remain positive about making steps to improving their work and being a great copywriter for the company.



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  • 14. How does this job fit into your career goals?

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      The candidate should discuss why the job of copywriter is the perfect fit for them at this stage of their life. Everyone has different reasons for applying for a job, and the candidate should talk about why this job is a good fit for them based on prior experience and where they hope to be in the future. The candidate should discuss what they hope to gain in this job to make them even more successful in the future.



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  • 15. Why do you want to be a corporate copywriter?

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      The candidate should talk about why they want to be a copywriter and why they have chosen this path in life. The candidate should be passion about some aspect of the job and talk about why this has lead them to want to pursue this career.



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  • 16. How would you describe the tone in which our company writes?

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      The candidate should show that they have done their research into the tone of writing the company uses, and knows that they are able to mimic this style to perform the job well. They should discuss the style of writing they classify their own works and how they will reflect company values through their tone.



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  • 17. Do you feel you have a good grasp on our company's values?

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      The candidate should demonstrate that they know the kind of company they are interviewing for, and have done their research and found that they are a good match. The candidate will impress a hiring manager by talking about the similarities between the candidate and the corporation based on their values and their tone. The candidate can discuss the similarities and why they believe they will be able to convey these values through their writing.



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  • 18. Do you consider yourself creative?

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      Oftentimes, the best copywriters are those who take topics that are not necessary the most interesting, and turn them into an intriguing piece of writing. The candidate should discuss their writing style and how they include creativity into their daily work flow. They also should demonstrate the ability to transform writing into something the public wants to read.



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  • 19. What is your experience writing press releases?

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      The candidate should discuss their experience writing press releases, working with them, or their ability to write well and adapt to new styles and formatting of writing. The candidate should give examples of press releases they have written in the past and talk about what constitutes a well written press release. They may also mention how and why their writing fits well with writing press releases.



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  • 20. How do you describe your writing style?

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      The candidate should answer honestly about what kind of writer they are, whether they are creative, concise, descriptive, or write better on more straight forward topics or more interesting and funny ones. They should talk about how their writing style matches well with the company's writing that already exists. This requires the candidate to do research on the company prior to the interview to know what kind of writer they are looking for.



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  • 21. How well do you work under tight deadlines?

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      Working as a copywriter requires the ability to write fast if something is needed quickly. The candidate must prove that they are capable of working fast and oftentimes under stress when there is a short time crunch to get the work done. The candidate should talk about their experience working under stress and how they find ways to relax and get the work done regardless of their stress level.



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  • 22. What is your least favorite part about the job?

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      The candidate may talk about what part of the job they do not love to do, although they should ultimately be positive about doing the job well and finding a way to enjoy that part over time. The hiring manager is looking for someone to be hopeful and growing in the job over time.



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  • 23. Why does the corporate world interest you?

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      Copywriters are not always for businesses, but also work for schools, the news industry, and more. The hiring manager wants to know why the candidate wants to work as a copywriter in the business sector instead of any of the others. The candidate should talk about why the business sector works well for them. Perhaps they like the consistent hours, the proximity to home, or they like working for a company they believe in.



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  • 24. What is your favorite part about being a copywriter?

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      The candidate should talk about their favorite part of being a copywriter to show their passion for the job. This should be a reason that motivates them to come into work every day. Perhaps they love writing, advertising and marketing. The candidate should inspire the interviewer through their passion for doing the job.



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  • 25. What is your experience in the business department?

      How to Answer

      A corporate copywriter is expected to have some knowledge about business, as the job requires them to write copy for businesses and corporations. The candidate should talk about their experience working in business and how they would be able to interpret what their managers ask them to write to put into more common terms for those not in the business sector.



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  • 26. Do you have any experience with advertisement or marketing?

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      A good candidate is someone who has experience advertising for a company or sending out information for others as a part of a marketing strategy. The candidate should discuss their experience in advertising or marketing, or anything they know about the fields that will make them a good copywriter. They also can demonstrate an interest in learning more about these fields to make them a better worker down the line.



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  • 27. What is your background in writing?

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      the interviewer is looking for a candidate with flawless writing who is well qualified to write on behalf of the company. This includes advertisements, booklets, press releases, and training guides. The candidate must have a great grasp on clean writing that can be tailored to the individual company. The candidate should describe their writing and how well of a writer they are. They should also talk about their ability to be flexible with change.



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  • 28. What experience do you have as a copywriter?

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      The candidate should talk about any prior experience he or she has in copywriting, in the corporate or business sector, or in writing in general. The candidate should describe why they are a good fit for the job because of their prior experience that makes them qualified to give it a go.



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