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What issue, currently on the political agenda, interests you the most right now?

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By: Rachelle Enns

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We are told never to discuss politics or religion so - what if the hiring authority asks you about these topics, specifically? Depending on the publication for which you are interviewing, you may be asked to comment on politics or some other hot button topic. This situation is where pre-interview research is pertinent because to respond appropriately; you need to know your audience. Discuss what political issue is interesting you the most right now, and discuss an opinion from both sides of the coin.

Professional Answer Examples
Answer example

"One issue on the political agenda is the intensification of social movements such as #metoo and #blacklives matter. We have seen activism flourish over the past couple of years, and it's' continuing to grow. I hope to see this level of involvement increase for some of these world-changing movements."

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"Gun control continues to be a political issue that I cannot research enough. Both sides have very credible arguments, and I love to research and learn about ways that we could come to a happy medium for everyone. I have researched gun laws in Australia as well and am very impressed with what that country has done concerning guns and weapons law."

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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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