Personality Assessment and Dialogue
Public Relations Interview: Personality Assessment and Dialogue
Lauren is a Human Relations Director for a premier public relations company in Los Angeles. In the Spring of 2014, she received a resume from business student, Rachel. Impressed with her credentials, Lauren invited Rachel to interview for a position as a Communications Coordinator. As the interviewer, Lauren seeks to evaluate Rachel’s strengths to determine her compatibility with the company. Rachel arrives at Lauren’s office building ten minutes early, feeling confident and well prepared for the interview. She takes a seat and patiently waits for Lauren. As Lauren walks in the room, Rachel quickly stands up from her seat to shake her hand. “Hi Lauren, it is so nice to meet you,” Rachel states with a smile. Lauren replies, “Hi, it’s nice to meet you as well. Let’s take a seat in my office. Would you like any water?” Thirsty from the heat and relieved with Lauren’s bubbly personality, Rachel cheerfully accepts. The two women sit down and Rachel hands Lauren her resume along with a set of references. Lauren takes a look at Rachel’s resume and says, “I see you’re a Business Management major, what made you want to apply for this position?” Rachel answers, “Well, I have been working part-time as a publicity intern and have come to really enjoy this field and would like to pursue a career in public relations.” Lauren responds with intrigue, “Public relations is a great expertise to pursue. What about it interests you?” “Public relations peaks my interest because I feel it works ideally with my personality. I prefer a fast paced environment with a blend of everything where I can express my creativity. I find there is a lot of variety in public relations; I like writing, planning and organizing and also enjoy meeting new people,” Rachel explains. Lauren then asks, “Could you describe to me the kind of person you consider yourself?” Rachel ponders...
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