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23 Questions and Answers Written by Christina Erne

Updated on August 17th, 2018 |
Question 1 of 23
What is your experience speaking on camera?
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A PIO is expected to speak for the company in a variety of ways, one being speaking on camera for local or national broadcasts when the need arises. The candidate should discuss their ability to speak well on camera, and any training they have had in doing this.

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Question 2 of 23
What similarities are there between yourself and our company?
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The candidate should discuss what similarities in values they have with the company they are representing. This demonstrates that the candidate has done their research into the company, and isn't just taking the job because they need a job. Instead, they should show that they are interested in carrying out these values for the company. The candidate should discuss what similarities they have found and why this is beneficial to the company.

Question 3 of 23
In what ways will you improve our relationships with the community?
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The candidate should be someone who is passionate about reaching out into the community and making their company an accessible place that is interactive and cares about others. The candidate should discuss the ways in which they hope to make the company involved in the happenings of the surrounding areas and how their involvement in this will strengthen them.

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What other career paths are you interested in?
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The candidate may discuss other career paths they once considered or other passions they may have to show their versatility. They may use this time to talk about other skills they possess that make them a good PIO, and ultimately talk about why they have chosen this career path in the end.

Question 5 of 23
What is your experience responding to tough questions on the fly?
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A PIO is expected to be able to come up with answers quickly to tricky questions, like in press conferences and over the phone. The candidate should discuss their ability to think fast and come up with answers that are responsible and accurate.

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Author of Public Information Officer 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: 05/27/2017
Last modified on: 08/17/2018

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