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Do you have aspirations to work for one of the 'Big 4' networks?

1 of 30 Journalist Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Written on January 27th, 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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The 'Big 4' networks include ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox. Many aspiring journalists see these stops and having 'made it' in their career, while other journalists would much rather work for themselves or other more independent news entities. Be honest about your aspirations without sounding like you want this opportunity only as a stepping stone.

Professional Answer Examples
Answer example

"My greatest aspiration is to work for a publication where I can keep my integrity, and work on pieces for which I have a passion. It's also important to me that I am proud of the ethics that come along with my employer. If that happens to be a 'Big 4' down the road, that's great; however, it isn't my greatest aspiration as a journalist."

Answer example

"My greatest aspiration as a journalist is to be known as a writer, reporter, and researcher with a unique angle, interesting stories, and integrity. I am more concerned about the types of stories I would be working on versus working for a Big 4. Also, for myself, that would likely require relocation which is not something I am entertaining at this point in my life."

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
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.
Published: 01/27/2019
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