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Tell me about your research experience as it relates to either political or economic issues.


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Do you have any experience in researching or drafting diplomatic cables, preparing briefing notes, talking points or speeches?

To see if you have experience with multiple styles of succinct writing.

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If you don't have this specific experience, talk about your writing skills in a broader sense. Show the interviewer that you are able to write in different styles so they will be confident that you will be able to adjust your writing style in their position as needed. 

Do you have any experience in working with the media or monitoring media?


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If you haven't monitored media in a work setting, have you monitored media personally? For example, where do you get your news from?