If you have a music internship interview coming up, then you are in the right place! Compiled here are some common interview questions and tips that will help prepare you for your upcoming music industry interview!
Question 1: How did you hear about our business?
Question 2: Take about 30 seconds to tell me about yourself, your degree program, and your dream career.
Question 3: How much do you know about us?
Question 4: What part of working at our business do you think would make this internship the ideal experience for you?
Question 5: What are some of your favorite bands and kinds of music?
Question 6: What is your greatest weakness?
Question 7: How well do you juggle multiple assignments?
Question 8: What kind of work environment do you most enjoy?
Question 9: What tasks/departments are you most interested in, and what have you learned in your experiences that has prepared you for those tasks?
Question 10: Do you have any questions?
How did you do?
Were you surprised by any of the questions? Try making some of your own questions tailored to the specific type of internship you’re seeking that analyze your knowledge, skills, expertise, character, and passion. For example, for music marketing internships, you might ask yourself something like, “What are some marketing techniques that you like, and how will you put them into practice?” Or, “If you were helping a new artist with marketing, what would you have them do first?”
If any of the interview questions were especially difficult, practice them! Try wording the questions in different ways, and decide what you want the interviewer to know about you the most.
Remember, all interview questions have a purpose! Your interviewer asks if you have questions at the end to gauge your interest in the position (so prepare some questions!), and they ask about your goals so they can see if you will be passionate and dedicated to the job. Do your research, show up prepared, and come with an attitude of wanting to serve.
Now that you know more about what to expect, hopefully, you can get a good night’s rest before your interview and bring your best on the big day!