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?

To what extent have you developed subordinates by including them in your decision making? Why? Give an example.

Some salespeople like to work on their own (out of home, a car, etc.) while others like to work out of an office. Which do you prefer and why? What is your experience doing this?

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Bonus Questions


  • Tell me about your proudest achievement.
  • What was your salary history on your last job?
  • In your experience, have you noticed any process or task that was being done incorrectly? How did you notice it? Can you give some examples of times when you found quality defects in your work? What was wrong? How did you notice the defect(s)?

Daily Interview Tip

Have a short, two or three minute response that you can give comfortably to describe yourself. Start with a strong statement, then follow this with a summarised chronological story showing how you got to your current career position. Follow up after your interview and do it quickly in writing. Write a positive, enthusiastic note thanking your interviewer and restate your interest in the position. Interviewers asks about your hobbies if your activities and hobbies might help the company and to get an idea of what kind of person you are outside your work life.