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30 Questions and Answers by Rachelle Enns

Updated August 17th, 2018 | 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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What are you most proud of in your career?
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The candidate should describe part of their career in which they are the most proud, whether it be about previous projects, the skills they have developed, or the positions in companies they have held. The candidate should talk about why they are so proud of this and how this element would be beneficial for the company to have.
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1.
What are you most proud of in your career?
The candidate should describe part of their career in which they are the most proud, whether it be about previous projects, the skills they have developed, or the positions in companies they have held. The candidate should talk about why they are so proud of this and how this element would be beneficial for the company to have.

Rachelle's Answer
"I am most proud of how I became an editor and director of films in just 8 years. While this may seem like a long time for some, I have climbed up the ladder and made myself a valuable editor to any film, and I know that working in your company, I will continue to grow."
2.
What has been your biggest professional disappointment?
A good response is for the candidate to discuss one example of when they have been disappointed in the past in their career. A person may have accepted a job position they regret, or wished to progress faster in their career, as a few examples. The candidate should not only discuss why this was a disappointment, but how they recovered from it and found new hope moving forward.

Rachelle's Answer
"My biggest professional disappointment is that I did not get a raise in my past job. However, I realized down the line that the job was not the right one for me, and I am glad to be in the position I am now, applying at this company instead."
3.
Who do you admire the most in film editing?
The candidate should describe a film editor who they look up to and talk about why they think this person is admirable. This gives the interviewer insight into how the candidate aspires to grow in their job and who motivates them.

Rachelle's Answer
"I look up to James Cameron because he has made some of the most creative films in history. I find his editing technique fascinating because he cuts from wide angles to tight shots quickly, and I aspire to create emotion in my films the way he does."
4.
What type of leadership style do you take direction best from?
The candidate uses this question to discuss how they work with others, especially under the management of a team leader or client. The candidate should respond by giving their prior experience working under someone's supervision and what types of leadership they work best with. Some of these leadership types include someone who gives lots of feedback or someone who is hands-off.

Rachelle's Answer
"I work best with a leader who is hands-on. I like getting feedback often on my projects so I know I am making the client happy continuously."
5.
Do you aspire to be a director or producer one day?
The candidate should discuss their future plans and whether or not they include becoming a director or producer in the future. The candidate should discuss why they want to reach this height in their career and how this current job will help them reach that goal in the future.

Rachelle's Answer
"I aspire to be a film producer in the future. I believe I have strong leadership skills and have a good eye for editing, and someday can help others produce their best work. Until then, I can't wait to learn as much as I can about the industry."
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