Community Relations Manager Interview Questions

Community Relations Manager Interview Questions

A community relations manager can work in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. While some differences exist between the work environments, you can expect to answer questions about your communication style, project management experience, and analytical skills.

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Top Community Relations Manager Interview Questions & How to Answer

Here are three top community relations manager interview questions and how to answer them:

Question #1: How would you define our community?

How to answer: Make sure you tailor your answer to the organization. Do your research and include the residents, sports groups, schools, and religious organizations, and mention brand ambassadors, donors, board members, media and advertisers, volunteers, interns, employees, patients, and clients, where appropriate.

Question #2: How do you tailor your communications to different groups?

How to answer: Explain how you would use written elements such as email newsletters or when a visual approach is more appropriate. You can highlight audio or video but keep in mind any budgetary constraints. Demonstrate your understanding of cultural differences in communication. Your answers should focus on delivering the message and the user experience rather than your enthusiasm for a particular technology.

Question #3: What's an example of a project you managed from end to end?

How to answer: A large part of community relations is managing events or campaigns. The interviewer wants to know that you can set objectives, develop a project plan, and deliver a final product. Make sure you mention at least one hurdle and how you overcame it, highlight the teamwork aspect, and finish with any lessons learned.

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Comfort Keepers
Community Relations Manager was asked...November 16, 2015

Are you comfortable speaking in front of small and large groups of people?

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Cisco Systems

How do you feel your skill-sets align with the position? Have you worked on projects where you had to coordinate with multiple departments? The questions were easy and standard...nothing surprising.

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I feel my skills sets with the position as i already lead my team to improve the selling skills and reach all the customers needs . I already worked on project of new product to satisfy all the customers and to improve the services of it Less

I tried rooftop slushie mentioned above and it was pretty helpful. I recommend it. Less

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Barnes & Noble

They are looking for a "sales" type person for this position even though they don't tell you that

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Make sure you have numbers to talk about how you've sold in the past


Do you have kids?

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This is illegal to ask during a job interview.

Questioning a candidate during an interview regarding their marital or familiar status is discriminatory. You do not have to answer these questions. When an employer asks such questions during an interview, it a sign that they discriminate based on those factors. A candidate should not be declined a job because (for instance) they have kids. Less

Atria Senior Living

Why Atria?, basic questions.

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All my life has been in the customer service industry so I think I would excel at this Less

Atria is a famous company in America. Much more get advantage to job here.


All questions were related to the position I had applied for and my experiences. They do want to know what you can do for them. Which is fair. It was all marketing and sales related questions.

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I shared my knowledge.

FirstLight Home Care

How would I handle a person with advanced dementia who became angry?

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I’d step back, redirect their focus and talk to them with a soft, slow calm voice. I’d stop what I was doing and then re ask them in a few minutes. Less

GiGi's Playhouse

Do you like working for companies that lack professional/standard communication?

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Yes, that's why I applied for Gigi's Playhouse

St John Ambulance Canada

Asked about any volunteer experience I had

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Explained all the places I have and continue to volunteer with and explained roles Less

Homestead Village

What would make you a viable and ideal candidate for this position without having specific experience with Development/Fundraising?

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With 30+ years experience in business; i.e. corporate/for-profit, non-profit and as an entrepreneur -- the "Development" component would be a learning curve, but relatively short one based on my well rounded expertise in all facets of business. Less

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