On the art of interviewing
By Emma Palova
Note to my regular readers to avoid confusion. I am participating in a 30 Content Challenge by Learn to Blog. The posts show my views on this world including my own, as well as my varied experience, so they do dovetail well with the overall purpose of the blog EW Emma’s Writings.
I must say that I find the 30 Day Content event challenging to come up with a post a day. I draw inspiration from everything around me including events that are happening in the world.
Day #3 post titled “Thoughts on Fear in the Wake of Paris Attacks” is so far my favorite to answer Bradley Will’s question. I have yet to go through other people’s posts. It’s a lot of posts. The event has great participation. It trains regularity, consistency and the mind.
This morning I pondered the questions to ask of a prospective employer at an interview tomorrow, as well as my answers to their questions. I applied for a public relations/marketing position.
I did research on the company on Glassdoor reviews. I found the website very helpful. That’s why I am sharing this. The link to it is www.glassdoor.com/job/
Then go to reviews and interviews.
You will find out things that you would never find out from carefully written company websites. Once a candidate posts a review, the company cannot take it down. Both the reviews and the interviews were honest, written from the heart as the candidates meant it. And they came from all over the world.
They called the interviews easy and the team outgoing, more like friends than bosses. For now, I’ll bypass the reviews until I write my tomorrow Blogging Day #16. I have interviewed hundreds of people for stories from all walks of life, so I am comfortable asking strangers sometimes difficult questions.
I came up with the following questions to ask:
1-What is branding awareness through interactive marketing?
2- What kind of campaigns do you conduct?
3-How do you find clients?
4-What kind of experiential marketing techniques do you use?
5-Can you explain the collaboration technique?
6-Why do you have an orange logo? That question comes from the fact that I own an orange Dart.
Why an orange Dart? Because I like different things. Maybe they are the same way.
Now, my answers to their questions:
Which of the three do you have: work ethic, student attitude, positive attitude?
After reading the reviews it became clear to me that the correct answer is work ethic.
Why do I want to work for them, if they ask? I spent a lot time pondering this one. My son Jake suggested this question based on his own three-part interview experience.
Well, our goals match. What goals? To match the consumer to the brand and to use collaboration in marketing. I like that. I’ve always been for collaboration and innovation.
Why am I the best person for the job?
Because I am unique. We each are unique and have different skills and capabilities. I have experience and I always love what I choose to do from retail, writing to blogging.
Will I continue my blogging business Emma Blogs, LLC?
Of course I will. I love everything about it: creativity, design, writing, feedback, newsletter design, the challenges and helping others to learn to blog.
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