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Which topics interest you the most, when it comes to reading, writing, and research?

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

The interviewer would like to know the types of topics and work that interest you the most. Then, they can better gauge where they could place you, or the kinds of assignments you would most like to deliver. Discuss your topics of interest while also ensuring that they align well with some of the work you would be asked to perform in this role. Show enthusiasm for writing and journalism over a handful of topics rather than sticking to just one.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"I read a lot and have an interest in a variety of topics including business, marketing, entrepreneurship, and education. These are topics I know well and can deliver on quickly. With that said, I am great with researching topics I may not know."

Answer example

"In my current journalism role, I write a great deal on sports, entertainment, and advertising. These topics cover a lot of sub-topics as well which makes me an excellent resource for many types of written projects. No topic is off limits when it comes to research."

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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