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?

Tell me about accomplishments of which you are the most proud. What challenging experiences have you had?

Have you held leadership roles in projects or activities? How did you lead? Give an example.

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Bonus Questions


  • Sometimes people don't respond well to a performance improvement discussion. Could you give an example of a discussion that didn't turn out as you had planned. What happened?
  • Have you ever refused to sell something to a customer because you knew the product or service was unnecessary? Explain.
  • Did you ever have formal extracurricular club/activity meetings? What was your role? Give an example.

Daily Interview Tip

When getting feedback on your interview, avoid any question that sounds like a challenge, such as, "why wasn't I selected?" The questions "what did I do wrong?" and "what were my weaknesses at interview?" still sound too assertive. Shut the door on your troubles and avoid discussions about family or financial problems. Let the hiring manager about what you can do for them if hired. If you have a health problem that will affect your work performance, explain your situation briefly and stress the positive points. It will be helpful to have a positive reference letter from your previous employer. This letter should explain the type of duties you did and stress that you are a steady worker who is responsible, hard-working and punctual.