24 Common Business Writing Interview Questions

Before you start your interview, it's important to know what questions to ask.

Here are some of the most common questions business writing candidates are asked during an interview:

  1. What is your experience with business writing?
  2. What is your writing process?
  3. What are some of the projects you're working on right now?
  4. What makes a good business writer?
  5. What does your typical day look like as a business writer?
  6. What is your favorite style of writing?
  7. How do you approach a new assignment?
  8. Do you have any experience with writing press releases or other forms of marketing materials?
  9. How has your work been received by readers in the past?
  10. What will be your main responsibilities as a business writer?
  11. What's the biggest challenge you're currently facing? How do you approach it?
  12. What do you like best about working in this industry?
  13. How do you format emails and documents?
  14. How often do you check a style guide, and how do you keep up with changes?
  15. What is the most important skill you need in this position?
  16. What is the biggest challenge you face in this job?
  17. What are your goals for this department and for yourself in the next three years?
  18. How would you describe your management style?
  19. How would your boss describe your work ethic?
  20. What are your professional strengths?
  21. What are your professional weaknesses?
  22. Tell me about a time when you made a mistake and how you dealt with it.
  23. What is the biggest problem you have faced in your career, and how did you overcome it?
  24. Do you have any questions for me?