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Rate for me your knowledge of social media. In which platforms are you the strongest?

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.
How to Answer

Social media, online publications, blogging, and more! As a journalist, you will be expected to understand how all platforms work together to make up journalism as we know it today. Discuss your knowledge of social media, rating your expertise from 1-10 or from beginner to expert. Then, talk about the ways that you work with social media platforms in your current role, and how your abilities on these platforms can help your potential new employer.

Professional Answer Examples
Answer example

"I consider myself an advanced user on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. I post to these platforms on a daily basis, and know how to plan content that works well together, how to create graphics for more exciting posts and the best types of call to actions that encourage sharing and commenting."

Answer example

"I recently took an online course on Twitter, bringing me to an intermediate level of knowledge with that platform. Facebook I know best, and my Instagram game is strong as well. In today's digital age, I believe it's critical for any journalist to know how to navigate all social platforms."

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
*Specific career answer examples vary on published date
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