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Sample Oral Board Questions

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Why should we hire you? Here’s the chance to really sell yourself. You need to briefly and succinctly lay out your strengths, qualifications and what you can bring to the table. Be careful not to answer this question too generically, however. Nearly everyone says they are hardworking and motivated. Set yourself apart by telling the interviewer about qualities that are unique to you.

Why do you want to work at this department? This is one tool interviewers use to see if you have done your homework. You should never attend an interview unless you know about the station, and any recent local news about that it may be involved in. If you have done your research, this question gives you an opportunity to show initiative and demonstrate how your experience and qualifications match the department’s needs.

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