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Hachette Book Group
Assistant to the Managing Editor was asked...14 March 2018

What are the first three things you would do on your first day working here?

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If I were the interviewer, I would nitpick that one of the first things you would do is go home. It's a good answer, but you want to just scope out the books. Don't take them home until later when your shift is over. (For this particular position I would be watching closely for the precision of your use of language and this would stick out to me.) Less

Introduce myself to my new coworkers, familiarize myself with the house style, and take home a few titles from the imprint(s) to read. Less

OMICS International

Normal Questions- Tell me something about yourself? What do you know about journal department? Tell me something about your project work?

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I gave all the answers genuinely.

Odyssey

What are some ways you would motivate an Editor to complete a task that was essential to the health of their community?

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I would bracket the task back towards the skills they seek to develop in the position; by motivating themselves, it'll make the task seem less obligatory and more constructive. Less

Odyssey

Describe a difficult time in your life and how you overcame it.

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This question was actually kinda tough because I didn't want to get too personal with the interviewer. Less

American Chemical Society

What was a time you encountered a difficult situation at work?

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I described an experience from graduate school.

American Chemical Society

What is your leadership style?

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I tied it to my personality.

OMICS International

why should we hire you

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i can perform better in technical skills and soft skills

Wiley

Describe your experience

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I discussed my background and work history.

Business Insider

What was your most proudest moment in a former position?

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With as bland and impersonal reply as the question asked.

American Chemical Society

How do you handle difficult conversations?

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By making my point using data.

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