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Sample Public Relations Interview Questions 

  • What kind of experience do you have in public speaking? How confident are you in your public speaking abilities?
  • Can you please tell me about your experience with the development of public relations materials and communications tools like Newsletters or brochures?
  • What knowledge and/or experience do you have in working with the media, including monitoring media coverage and preparing press kits and media pitches?
  • Describe a situation where you communicated your ideas effectively. What made your communication so effective?
  • How would you rate your communication skills?
  • What personality characteristics are most important to be successful in the field of public relations and tell me how you've nurtured those aspects of your personality.
  • Which of your public relations courses have had the greatest impact on you and why?
  • What skills do you think are most important to be successful in the field of public relations and tell me how you've developed those skills while you've been in college.
  • So when did you realize you wanted to work in public relations and what triggered that realization?
  • Public relations is changing. Where do you see the PR industry going in the next 5-10 years?
  • What makes you stand out from your peers?
  • What have you learned from part-time jobs / travels / sports / hobbies that you think will be an asset in your PR career?
  • What is interactive PR? What are the various elements comprising interactive PR?
  • What do you mean by Public Relations and how is it different from advertising?
  • How organized are you?
  • Can you multi-task?

 

 

  

  

 

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