"I want to be a columnist because I want to make my transition out of the health care industry and I want to educate others on what we do and various topics that can be confusing to the general public."
The candidate should discuss why they want to be a columnist and why they have come to this career due to past experiences. A columnist is known for their strong opinions, so a hiring manager is looking for someone to be passionate about talking about their opinions, especially about getting the job. They should discuss what unique topics they are considered an expert in and why they would be taken seriously when talking about it.
"I hope that over the course of doing the job, I will learn to be a more concise writer. I believe people will take me more seriously when I write shorter pieces with more packed information in it."
Any good candidate is looking for a job that will ultimately make them better at what they do over time. The candidate should talk about how they plan to improve their skills over time and how this will make them a better worker in the future. They also may talk about their ability to take criticism to improve what they do.