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26 Interview Questions & Answers

1.
Tell me about your ideal editing jobs.
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Review the job posting and company website/social media pages before the interview to familiarize yourself with the editing jobs you will be working on, or editing jobs the company has worked on or will soon be working on.

Ensure to answer by providing examples included on the posting or company website/social media pages, including your own experience in similar roles, if you have any. Also add the reasons why these were favorite editing jobs of yours - alternatively why some of the editing jobs listed on the job posting or company website/social media pages are editing jobs you look forward to the most.

1.
Tell me about your ideal editing jobs.
Review the job posting and company website/social media pages before the interview to familiarize yourself with the editing jobs you will be working on, or editing jobs the company has worked on or will soon be working on.

Ensure to answer by providing examples included on the posting or company website/social media pages, including your own experience in similar roles, if you have any. Also add the reasons why these were favorite editing jobs of yours - alternatively why some of the editing jobs listed on the job posting or company website/social media pages are editing jobs you look forward to the most.

Rachelle's Answer
"My favorite editing jobs are (X projects listed on the job posting) because I have extensive experience completing such jobs. For instance, in my last position as (X position title) for (X company), I worked on similar jobs (... detailed information regarding these jobs). I thoroughly enjoyed working on such jobs because (X reasons why these were your favorite jobs, such as enjoying being the lead, managing a team, and so on)."
2.
What is your greatest strength?
Answer by telling the interviewer what your greatest strength is, related to the position you applied for. Ensure to mention how this strength will contribute to your success in this role.

Rachelle's Answer
"My greatest strength is that I am extremely meticulous. I also always review my work at least twice before submission to superiors or colleagues to ensure that my work is accurate."
3.
Why should we choose you as our Proofreader?
Ensure to review the job description before the interview to familiarize yourself with the personality traits or profile required for this role. Answer this question by outlining a few of the listed qualifications that you also possess, making you the best candidate for this role.

Alternatively, mention your top qualifications and qualities which will ensure your success in this role.

Rachelle's Answer
"As you can see on my resume, I have the required educational qualifications, holding a bachelor's and master's degree in X, as well as years of relevant experience. I furthermore am a hard worker, a team player and work tirelessly."
4.
Why did you choose to pursue a career as a Proofreader and Copy Marker?
Tell the interviewer what motivated you to apply for this position.

Answer this question by mentioning, e.g., how passionate you are about this field and why.

Rachelle's Answer
"I wish to work as a Proofreader and Copy Marker because (X reasons). Furthermore, as I am highly meticulous and detail-oriented, I know I am in the right field."
5.
Tell me about your proofreading method.
Review the job posting and company website/social media pages before the interview to familiarize yourself with the methods required in this role, or current/future methods the company requires or will soon be requiring.

Ensure to answer by providing examples included on the posting or company website/social media pages, including your own experience in similar roles, if you have any. Also add which method you consider your strongest, if applicable.

Alternatively mention why some of the methods listed on the job posting or company website/social media pages are methods you look forward to the most.

Rachelle's Answer
"My favorite method and the one I consider my strongest is (X method listed on the job posting or company website) because I have extensive experience with this method. For instance, in my last position as (X position title) for (X company), I (... detailed information of projects using such method and why you were successful)."
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