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Sweet Cherry Publishing
Children's Book Acquisitions Editor was asked...17 July 2016

Tell us about a time when you had to give critical feedback?

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I had only had this in experience in a collaborative group setting so I also gave a hypothetical answer of dealing with the sensitivities of authors. Less


1 Tell us about your self 2 What do you know about Packt 3 What do you understand by AE profile 4 Are you comfortable with the set targets

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Hi I am Narottam Barman 24 years old, I am from Siliguri West Bengal, I have good experiences in a video editing and videography. Yes I'm comfortable with this. Thank You Less

Rowman & Littlefield

Asked about my experience, why I wanted to work in publishing, and availability.

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I reviewed my resume with them, talked about what publishing (especially academic texts) meant to me, and told them I was very available. Less


They asked me my previous job experience

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I explained my job then


What is your list development plan?

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Provided a strategic plan..


After a few job related questions about how I would handle situations or how my experience met the job criteria, each interviewer focused on more personal "getting to know you" kinds of questions. One that threw me was "tell me about something you're interested in right now".

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I wasn't prepared for something so vague and open ended. I think I babbled about pottery...? I am not actually interested in pottery! But it got stuck in my head and I was worried about going on and on about something overly specific. Now I know to have a few topics on hand that I can describe with enthusiasm but also brevity. Less


They expect you to have good written and verbal comm skills

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Did the test well

Marshall Cavendish Int

Are you willing to work weekends?

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I said I was willing to work weekends when required to meet a deadline.


They asked what kind of management I preferred.

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I like middle of the ground management. I don't like to feel alone without direction and I also don't like to be micromanaged regarding tasks and time. Less


How I would use metrics to decide on a vocabulary issue in a translation

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I said I would post in translator forums, Google different options, use Amazon user boards. Less

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