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If you could write about anything, which topic would you choose and why?

1 Journalist Interview Questions

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

The interviewer would like to know if the topics that interest you the most are a match with the pieces they will ask you to write. Be sure to respond in a way that compliments the hiring company's area of focus. For instance, if they are a sports publication, you would want to refrain from saying that you only like writing on topics related to politics. Be truthful and also tie your answer in with the work that you will be doing in this position.

Professional Answer Examples
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Answer example

"I was thrilled to see your job posting for a sports writer because I live and breathe sports. I have played many sports competitively and write a sports blog in my spare time. If I could write about anything, I would choose to focus on stories of athletes who have overcome incredible obstacles, to reach their goals."

Answer example

"I like to write pieces related to history, government, and our country's political past. These topics resonate with the majority of people, including your readership, which I understand to be professionals, aged 38+. It's important to me that my pieces educate and teach while helping people to understand the social and economic issues that are most pressing today."

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
Published: 01/27/2019
*Specific career answer examples vary on published date
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