- Posted by Vidcruiter
- On August 6, 2012
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- digital interviewing, live interview, video interviewing, virtual interviewing
Asking the Right Questions
When your company has a very valuable image, and you don’t want it stained, be sure to get the best public relations officer in town. And when we say best we mean someone who can work some magic when the public’s eye is on you. However, we do recognize the fact that screening employees and hiring the best candidate are not an easy task. This can even become quite complicated if the candidate can deliver answers you want to hear during the interview but cannot deliver the work quality you expect him to render once he is hired. Don’t fall prey to another tiresome cycle of hiring and firing a bad PR. Listen to what the candidate’s telling you and not telling you during an interview with him.
Here is a set of basic and more advanced questions that you can ask a candidate. In most cases, the candidate might have practiced interviews and simulated the ‘right’ answers to the basic questions so avoid becoming overly impressed with the answers to such protocol items.
- Can you define your role as a PR agent for this company?
- How do you understand tradeshows and public showings?
- Can you tell us how you can be of great help to the company’s public image?
- How different will your work be as a PR agent for the work of an advertiser?
Why do you want to work for this company and not somewhere else?
Questions Outside the Protocol
- If hired, what will be your plans for the public image of this company?
- How will you achieve these objectives?
- With whom will you coordinate with for promoting the positive image of the company?
- How many hours will you devote to working for the goals of the company?
- What are your other commitments? How many hours will you be rendering for these other commitments?
These questions can help a lot when determining the best candidate for your PR position. Just remember that the best answers do not fall under the most conventional ones.