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Top 25 Political Reporter Interview Questions
Question 1 of 28
When did you become interested in politics?
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Question 1 of 28
When did you become interested in politics?
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"I first became interested in politics in college when I joined a young Republicans club, and from there, I realized that I could speak eloquently about politics. I studied politics for years and feel that I understand the inner workings of the government."
The candidate should talk about what inspires them to work in politics and how they began their career and developed their interest. Whether it was something they loved as a child, began their interest in college, or something they became passionate about later in life, they should talk about what motivates them to go into work each day and report on politics.
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Question 2 of 28
What is your ultimate career goal?
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"I hope to finish my career as a political analyst for CNN. I am from the DC area originally and would love to end up working at home, and before I get to that point, I hope this job covering politics will teach me how to talk casually about politics in a way that people understand."
Whether the candidate's final career move is a few years away or a few decades off, the candidate should talk about what they believe is their ultimate goal. This will show the interviewer what kind of ways they will be trying to improve on their skills, and what kind of worker they may be.
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Question 3 of 28
What is your comfort level asking tough questions?
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Question 4 of 28
What are your salary expectations?
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Question 5 of 28
What are your benefits expectations?
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Question 6 of 28
What is your experience with social media?
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Question 7 of 28
Why is this job right for you at this time?
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Question 8 of 28
What other careers have you taken interest in and why?
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Question 9 of 28
How do you describe your writing style?
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Question 10 of 28
What is your experience being on television live?
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Question 11 of 28
Do you feel more skilled at writing or reporting live on television?
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Question 12 of 28
Have you progressed in your career as you had hoped?
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Question 14 of 28
Where do you see yourself five years from now?
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Question 15 of 28
How do you work as part of a team?
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Question 16 of 28
What is your favorite thing about politics?
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Question 17 of 28
What is your experience reporting?
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Question 18 of 28
Why do you want to become a political reporter?
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Question 19 of 28
Are you able to travel while on the job?
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Question 20 of 28
How do you form relationships with politicians?
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Question 21 of 28
Do you consider yourself comfortable in state houses?
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Question 22 of 28
How much experience do you have in the political field?
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Question 23 of 28
Are you able to work flexible hours?
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Question 24 of 28
What skills do you hope to gain during this job?
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Question 25 of 28
What unique skills do you have that make you the best candidate for the job?
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Question 26 of 28
What is the hardest part of the job for you?
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Question 27 of 28
What is your favorite story you have ever covered?
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Question 28 of 28
How do you work under stress and time constraints?
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