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

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

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."

Answer example

"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."

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