Introduction to PR: Interview Questions

Just in case you’re curious about this assignment, look at these interviews done by students:

Practitioner Interview #1 (Belmont University):

Practitioner Interview #2:

Practitioner Interview #3:


Final Interview Questions

  1. What is your name?
  2. What degree do you have?
    1. What was your major in college? Did you major in PR?
    2. Where did you attend college?
  3. How many years of experience do you have in public relations?
    1. Did you do any internships while you were in school? Were those valuable for you?
    2. Where else have you worked?
  4. Did you have any professional connections before going into the P.R. Industry?
    1. How did you build your network?
    2. For your network, who should be included in your network?
  5. Where do you work now?
  6. How long have you worked there?
  7. What is your title?
  8. What do you enjoy most about working here?
  9. What are specific job duties and responsibilities are required of you daily?
    1. What is a typical day look like for you?
  10. What type of PR activities do you supervise?
  11. What’s the biggest challenge you encounter regarding public relations for this company?
  12. What are the pro’s and con’s of the PR profession?
    1. What are the pros and cons of your job?
    2. Why?
  13. Can you tell me about a project that you worked on that you are proud of?
  14. What is one skill set that you wish you would have focused on before entering your profession?
  15. What are some of the most pressing issues facing the industry?
    1. What are your opinions on diversity in public relations?
    2. What are your opinions on the gender salary gap?
    3. What do you think about the increasing number of women in the profession?
  16. What advice would you give anyone wanting a career in public relations?
  17. Is there anything else you’d like to add?

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