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Communications Specialist Interview Questions

"Communication specialists manage the internal and external messaging for a company. During an interview, expect to be asked about how you deal with conflict and how you would handle different scenarios. Employers are looking for candidates who are tech-savvy, well-versed in the industry jargon, and can function in high stress environments. Make sure to do extensive research on the company and be ready for company-specific problem solving."

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Senior Communications Manager was asked...August 9, 2015

How do you manage project expectations when multiple stakeholders are involved?

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I would guess that you would want to accurately convey the potential of the project within a predetermined timeframe. Ideally you want to sell the vision of the project while staying realistic. Most of the project expectations should lean on the "must haves" opposed to the "wants" of the project. Less

I made the point that there are several ingredients to proper stakeholder management -- especially when there are many (with often disparate goals and needs) involved in a single project. I stressed the importance of excellent communication, strong interpersonal skills, sharp organizational skills and the ability to inspire confidence and maintain authority as the PM. Less

LexisNexis Legal & Professional

Discuss what advantages and disadvantages there are to Web 2.0

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Social networking can be an advantage to a company; however it is also a time bomb waiting to go off. Less

Lafayette Police Department - Indiana

How do you organize yourself when you have multiple tasks to complete?

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Give them an example from a previous position that shows them you have completed multiple tasks at the same time and had to meet a deadline. Tell them how you manage multiple tasks; either through an electronic device or making lists and prioritizing tasks. Play up the part about prioritizing tasks. Less

Moore Global

How are you with high stress?

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It depends on the day. Ultimately I try to step away from the situation and look at the situation privately and objectively. Less

What do you see the organization doing to raise it in prominence?

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Creating cultural community events that are not directly related to selling subscription programs. Less


What is your current employer doing better than we are? I work in marketing so I had to answer based on my research done prior to interview. I was so happy I did a ton of research/comparison before going in.

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They do a better job of promoting and communicating their programs.

Green Mountain Energy

Tell me about your favorite campaign. How would you approach a new product that we would offer? What would be the first step you would take?

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Have a solid grasp on your favorite advertising/marketing campaigns. Have a good knowledge of their product before walking into an interview. Less


What is your opinion of including social media in the overall communications process?

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It is important to be sure that you select the most appropriate social media vehicle as opposed to just "doing social media for the sake of doing social media." Less

North American Management

Repeatedly questioning how i manage conflict, because it is a recurring problem at the company.

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I follow peace with all men. My interest is to get the work done and i avoid taking the misbehavior of others personal. Overall, I endeavor to be humble always but i will walk away if there is a culture of mistreating employees. Less

General Mills

How have you utilized your relationship with agencies/vendors to achieve company goals?

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This division works with a lot of agencies so it is very important you give them an example. If you've never worked with agencies or vendors, think of a situation that is similar in which you were able to utilize your relationship with the other party to achieve some objective. Less

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