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31 Questions and Answers Written by Christina Erne

Updated on August 30th, 2018 |
Question 1 of 31
Where do you see yourself five years from now?
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How to Answer
The candidate should discuss how the job position would help them grow in the short term future within the company. The interviewer is looking for someone who does not immediately want to leave the company for a new one. The candidate should discuss how they hope to improve in the position and where they see his or herself after gaining certain skills and knowledge as a production assistant.

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Question 2 of 31
Do you feel comfortable working overtime when necessary?
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Working on a production means that everyone is willing to put in every effort to make it as flawless as possible. This often means staying late to get the best takes, and working overtime to finish work. The candidate should talk about their ability to work overtime when necessary, and may need to address any issues about overtime pay. The candidate should show such a dedication to the product that the hiring manager will be inspired by their passion for the job.

Question 3 of 31
Why do you want to be an assistant to the executive producer rather than the EP him/herself?
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Oftentimes an assistant producer someday hopes to become the executive producer. Sometimes, they enjoy the busy work of being the assistant and hope to hold that position for a while. The candidate should talk about their future aspirations and why at this moment they feel like being an assistant producer is a good move for him/her. The candidate may talk about the skills they will learn in the position to make them an even better worker in the future.

Question 4 of 31
Have you ever made a big blunder on the job and how did you resolve it?
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The candidate should be open and honest about some error they have made in a previous job, but show that they have since learned from the mistake. The candidate should specifically be sure to talk about the skills they have brought away from the mistake and how they plan on growing in this new position without making such errors. This shows that the person is able to grow and improve over time and is willing to take criticism to do so.

Question 5 of 31
Do you consider yourself a coordinated and organized person?
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A production assistant has much to keep under control so everyone stays on task and organized. The person should talk about their experience in this type of organizational role and how they plan on tackling the job. They should talk about how they specifically plan to stay on task and keep everyone else on schedule as well.

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Author of Production Assistant Answers and Questions

Christina Erne
Christina Erne is a meteorologist and a journalist at News 10 ABC in Albany, NY. Beginning her career as a reporter, she worked her way up the ranks of local television, learning the ins and outs of all possible jobs in the field, from technical support, to weather staff.
First written on: 05/17/2017
Last modified on: 08/30/2018

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