I’m interviewing for a newly created position, Assistant Director of Communications & Outreach in my organization’s DEI office. This is the first interview they have requested after reviewing my writing sample. They didn’t say who specifically I would be interviewing with, but said “members of the DEI staff”, and it will be virtual.

What types of questions outside of my marketing/communications background should I expect?

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I would suggest having a good understanding of DEI and why it’s important to you. I think story telling is under rated in interviews, it can tell a lot about you. Try to tie your passion to DEI through a personal story.

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Hey hey, not sure if you've had your interview yet but I've been in the DEI space for some time now both as an internal and external consultant.
1. First, I think you have the right to know who you're interviewing with or at least how many people. You might be able to politely push for that info. "It would be great to know how many people I'lll be interviewing with..." - that's basic interview transparency! Interviews are scary and it calms the nerves knowing more about the interview process.
2. I normally get asked questions about the importance of lived experience (if you come from lived experience you still don't have to share if you don't want to, it can be a lot!), you might get asked questions DEI in marketing/what you know about it/what you've done in the space, e.g. in the past advocated for using imagery of people from diverse cultures
3. It would be good to hone down why you're applying for a role in the DEI space, why are you passionate about it?- Deffo try and speak from the heart here
Hope that helps! Happy to answer any more Qs if you have any. :) x

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