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?

What was the latest you worked to complete a task? Why were you working this late?

Why do you want to change jobs?

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Bonus Questions


  • Tell me about a time when you were very comfortable making a decision and a time when you were not as comfortable.
  • Tell me about some of the toughest groups with which you've had to meet. What did you do?
  • How do you stay aware of other areas of your organization? Why is this important? Cite a specific example.

Daily Interview Tip

Before your interview check your appearance. Are you inadvertently showing more of yourself than is professional? Is your jewellery distracting? How do you look when you sit down? Interviewers can make all sorts of judgements about you based on what you wear and how you act, so it's important to make sure your appearance is professional. A great way to market yourself during an interview is to identify your assets and qualities, skills and competencies, knowledge and personal characteristics. Discuss hobbies or pursuits that interest you, such as sports, clubs, cultural activities, and favorite things to read.