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List of Writer Interview Questions
  1. What is the most rewarding part of being a writer?
  2. Tell me about a time when you demonstrated too much initiative?
  3. 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?
  4. Why do you want a career as a Writer?
  5. What excites you the most about a career as a Writer?
  6. What do you like most about being a writer?
  7. What do you like least about being a writer?
  8. What is the most difficult part of being a writer?
  9. What does your writing process look like?
  10. Just as your books inspire authors, what authors have inspired you to write?
  11. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
  12. What projects did you generate that required you to go beyond your job description?
  13. 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.
  14. Tell me about a time when you and your previous supervisor disagreed but you still found a way to get your point across.
  15. What have you done to improve your verbal communication skills?
  16. What individual has had the greatest influence on you?
  17. What three words would you use to describe yourself?
  18. Have you ever been overloaded with work?
  19. What is your greatest strength?
  20. What is your greatest weakness?
  21. How do you handle stress and pressure?
  22. Describe a difficult project and how you overcame it?
  23. What was your greatest accomplishment as a Writer?
  24. What have your achievements been to date?
  25. What do you know about our organization?
  26. Tell me about an accomplishment you are most proud of.
  27. Would you work holidays and weekends?
  28. What made you choose a career as a Writer?
  29. If you could, would you choose a different career?
  30. Explain how you would be an asset to this organization.
  31. What do you do when your time schedule or project plan is upset by unforeseen circumstances?
  32. How do you keep track of work so that it gets done on time?
  33. What inspires you the most?
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Rachelle Enns
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Writer Information
February 5th, 2017

Writers have many career choices. The majority of active writers are self employed. Aside from freelancing, a writer can work for a media outlet, newspaper or magazine publisher, website, blog, and more. The possibilities are many. Writers may create articles on current events, entertainment pieces, gossip blogs, television scripts, equipment manuals (technical writing), novels, copy-writing, advertorials, and more.

As a writer, one should have a creative and persuasive mind. Writers must be convincing communicators as their work will often be for the purpose of teaching the reader about a particular subject or swaying the reader to view a topic in a new way.

A writer must be able to meet important deadlines. Staying focused and on task is very important. As most writers are self-employed, they can set their own schedule. This can make it difficult to stay on task so a writer must exercise self-discipline.

A writer should have some form of post-secondary education although that is not always a requirement. Most writers will have a Bachelor's degree in Communications, English, or Journalism.
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