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Walk me through your education.

1 Journalist Interview Questions

By: Rachelle Enns

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Most employers who are looking for a journalist will require a Bachelor's degree in journalism, communication, English, or a related field. Although your education is on your resume, the interviewer is asking you to expand on your post-secondary education experience. A few highlights you can focus on are some of the relevant topics you learned about while attending your journalism courses. Discuss how your post-secondary education will help you in this new role.

Professional Answer Examples
Answer example

"I am a big believer in post-secondary education. It adds a lot of value to those newer to the workplace. My post-secondary education was in Communication with a minor in Political Journalism. The courses in this program helped me to develop stronger industry relationships through professional correspondence. I also learned persuasive writing skills which have proven to be incredibly helpful when writing pieces on the hottest topics of today."

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"I recently completed my Bachelor's Degree in English, thinking that I wanted to be a content writer for online publications, and social media content. I ended up changing my path slightly, into sports journalism. The courses that I excelled in included Advanced Interviewing Techniques as well as Broadcast for on-air performance, and field producing."

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
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