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Top 30 Writer Interview Questions
Question 1 of 33
What is the most rewarding part of being a writer?
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Question 1 of 33
What is the most rewarding part of being a writer?
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"I find that my success comes from my clients being happy with my work. I always find ways I can improve my writing, but once someone tells me my writing makes them happy, I know I have accomplished my goal, and this is rewarding."
The candidate should discuss what makes them feel accomplished in the job and why this is rewarding to them. The interviewer wants to know in what ways the candidate will strive to do their best work and what will keep them motivated to keep going. The candidate should discuss this and talk about what they consider a good reward for their work.
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Question 2 of 33
Tell me about a time when you demonstrated too much initiative?
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"There have been times that I wanted to prove to my bosses that I could take on lots of work at a time, but overloaded myself in the end and it affected my ability to do good work. Over time I have learned to be patient and not overload myself."
The candidate should discuss a time where their ability to hold back or refrain from overstepping their boundaries in the job was tested. They should discuss why this happened and how they remedied the situation. This demonstrates that the candidate knows their limits on the job, and despite wanting to strive on a job, holding back when knowing that they are pushing too much.
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Question 3 of 33
Can you give me an example of a time you disagreed with a boss or a client about a writing assignment and how you handled the situation?
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Question 4 of 33
Why do you want a career as a Writer?
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Question 5 of 33
What excites you the most about a career as a Writer?
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Question 6 of 33
What do you like most about being a writer?
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Question 7 of 33
What do you like least about being a writer?
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Question 8 of 33
What is the most difficult part of being a writer?
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Question 9 of 33
What does your writing process look like?
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Question 10 of 33
Just as your books inspire authors, what authors have inspired you to write?
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Question 11 of 33
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
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Question 12 of 33
What projects did you generate that required you to go beyond your job description?
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Question 13 of 33
It is important to maintain a positive attitude at work when you have other things on your mind. Give an example of when you were able to do that.
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Question 14 of 33
Tell me about a time when you and your previous supervisor disagreed but you still found a way to get your point across.
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Question 15 of 33
What have you done to improve your verbal communication skills?
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Question 16 of 33
What individual has had the greatest influence on you?
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Question 17 of 33
What three words would you use to describe yourself?
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Question 18 of 33
Have you ever been overloaded with work?
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Question 19 of 33
What is your greatest strength?
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Question 20 of 33
What is your greatest weakness?
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Question 21 of 33
How do you handle stress and pressure?
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Question 22 of 33
Describe a difficult project and how you overcame it?
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Question 23 of 33
What was your greatest accomplishment as a Writer?
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Question 24 of 33
What have your achievements been to date?
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Question 25 of 33
What do you know about our organization?
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Question 26 of 33
Tell me about an accomplishment you are most proud of.
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Question 27 of 33
Would you work holidays and weekends?
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Question 28 of 33
What made you choose a career as a Writer?
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Question 29 of 33
If you could, would you choose a different career?
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Question 30 of 33
Explain how you would be an asset to this organization.
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Question 31 of 33
What do you do when your time schedule or project plan is upset by unforeseen circumstances?
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Question 32 of 33
How do you keep track of work so that it gets done on time?
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Question 33 of 33
What inspires you the most?
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