by Jilian Yong
A couple of days ago, I had a mock interview and the feedback that I really took to heart is to ask questions instead of just letting the interviewer dominate. I remembered the interviewer telling me, “Take it as a two-way conversation.”
Curiosity is in fact one of the true quality for a journalist to have. It allows us to have the urge talk to people that we normally wouldn’t see or read about in the newspapers.
However, curiosity can also benefit in job interviews.
“Curiosity is the best quality for a potential journalism employee,” said Ken Coats, the Dean of Arts at the University of Waterloo.
Based on an online article by Joe Grimm called, “Curiosity Killed the Cat, But Good Questions Win Jobs”, he mentioned that curiosity is the key trait that journalists should be demonstrated during an interview.
Just out of curiosity, what is the best question you have ever heard from a recruiter? Wildest question? Worst question?