Communications Director Sample Job Interview Questions

Communications Director Sample Job Interview Questions

 

I asked recruiters, hr pros and top employers for their favourite communications director job interview questions. As a result, I have put together a list of great interview questions for communications director positions. I invite you to use these free job interview questions for your next interview.

Also remember that a lot of employers are looking for candidates that have experience in social media communications, and Internet communications experience.  So be ready to speak to examples of when you directed a social media or Internet communications project.

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If you had to choose three words that describe yourself, what would they be?

How do you ensure a successful relationship with  external public relations suppliers?

How do you ensure good relationships with Government Relations?

Tell me about when you have provided strategic counsel to Executive Committee and senior management teams in relations to brand name and image.

Suppose executive management asked you to create a communication piece that you did not believe in.  How would you handle this?

We are looking for someone with strong leadership skills in this Marketing role. Networking is a term applied to interactions with people outside of formal work groups. Can you describe an experience you’ve had in building or maintaining networks as a Communications Director.

 

We are looking for someone to look after media relations, corporate communications, crisis management, public affairs and/or marketing communications.  What is your background with respect to these areas?

Have you ever given decisions in which you made recommendations about a new product, service, or procedure? Tell me about one of these situations.

What sources of information have you used to solve problems? Tell me about a time when you used one of these sources. (Listen for effective use of information.)

How long were you at your last job as a Communications Director before you felt at ease with the products or services’) Tell me about one of these products or services and how you learned about it.

What is your experience with electronic and print communications with staff, publications, marketing materials, websites and community involvement pieces?

What decisions have you delegated to your employees? Tell me about one or two of these decisions.

Describe when you last demonstrated your technical knowledge as a Communications Director. Contrast this with a time when you were stumped. What did you do differently?

Describe a situation in which you negotiated with others in the organization for the use of limited resources.

Jobs differ in the extent to which they offer people the opportunity to influence others at work. When have you been satisfied/dissatisfied by the amount of influence you had over others? Why? What did you do?

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Bonus Questions


  • Jobs differ in the amount of paperwork required. Do you like or dislike completing a lot of paperwork? Why? Describe the paperwork you have to complete.
  • What is the difference between hard work and smart work?
  • What math or accounting courses have you taken? Which were the easiest and which were the most difficult? Why? How did you do in the courses?

Daily Interview Tip

If you have a video camera, a camera on your mobile, or a webcam on your computer, then you already have the necessary kit. You may feel slightly nervous or embarassed about seeing yourself on video (everyone does, you're in good company), but it's worth getting over this shyness as it can be a powerful way of improving your interview performance. Prepare for your interview by making a list of your accomplishments or achievements to reference during the interview. Take along written references for your interviewer and provide a list of people who can speak for you. It sounds obvious, but make sure your referees are primed, happy and available to be contacted