Wahoo! Interview tomorrow at a ad agency!

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    Oct 13, 2010 12:30 AM GMT
    This could be a nice change working for an agency again! Wahoo!
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    Oct 13, 2010 12:40 AM GMT

    Walk in there, own the room, Leave an impression and walk out w/ that job!
    Best of luck to you!
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    Oct 13, 2010 12:43 AM GMT
    Good luck! Show confidence and a nice smile.
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    Oct 13, 2010 12:44 AM GMT
    Remember eye contact and refer to everyone by first name.
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    Oct 13, 2010 1:20 AM GMT
    Be you - confidence....rock their worlds! Best!

    BTW with all of the ridiculous look above and look below posts...why not a help each other out with jobs, referrals and leads type threads? Spreading a little positivity and help in this difficult world.
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    Oct 13, 2010 1:26 AM GMT
    Good Luck! icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 13, 2010 1:26 AM GMT
    Good luck. Make it happen! If you THINK you can do something, you CAN!
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    Oct 13, 2010 1:27 AM GMT
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    Oct 13, 2010 1:31 AM GMT
    Best of luck.... come across as knowledgeable, confident, capable, a good open minded listener and "learner"... I'm sure you will be successful. Keep us informed on how it goes!
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    Oct 13, 2010 3:40 AM GMT
    BREAK A LEG!
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    Oct 13, 2010 1:46 PM GMT
    skotty75 saidim-a-tricky-motherfucker.jpg


    Yeah, this was pretty much the case with me..... icon_lol.gificon_razz.gif
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    Oct 13, 2010 7:50 PM GMT
    Congrats! Just remember this rule:

    "interview tomorrow at
    AN ad agency" and you'll go far!icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 30, 2010 12:21 PM GMT
    AND! Zilch... icon_rolleyes.gif Not even a thankyou letter. I could understand if they had interviewed a bundle of candidates, but it was mentioned several times that they were very selective of whom they contacted.
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    Oct 30, 2010 12:39 PM GMT
    MikeInSLC saidAND! Zilch... icon_rolleyes.gif Not even a thankyou letter. I could understand if they had interviewed a bundle of candidates, but it was mentioned several times that they were very selective of whom they contacted.
    *hugs* icon_biggrin.gif
    Keep trying. Rejection is the worst part of the job hunt.
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    Oct 30, 2010 1:15 PM GMT
    MikeInSLC saidAND! Zilch... icon_rolleyes.gif Not even a thankyou letter. I could understand if they had interviewed a bundle of candidates, but it was mentioned several times that they were very selective of whom they contacted.



    In today's job hunt environment companies are really showing their ugly side. I interviewed for Red Cross, where my friend worked and where I had volunteered previously. No thank you letter and no response to my message when I called to find out if the position was filled. It was a total waste of time for me and it showed their complete lack of professionalism. Another position opened up soon after and my friend wanted me to apply. I was very leery of the local organization at that point and did not give them the opportunity to treat me like sh!t again. On top of all that, my very professional friend had no doubt I was qualified and had the personality to be a good member of the team. He was very embarrassed his coworkers were so backwards. The woman that interviewed me I of course had talked to before because I had previously volunteered for the Red Cross at a couple of events. Hmmm....I wonder what she'll say to me next time I volunteer......IF I ever do volunteer work for them again.

    As a side note, I just started a new job at an up-and-coming insurance company and so far I'm loving it. My interview(s) started at 1:30 and lasted until 5:00. Two days later I got the offer. Their benefits are outrageous and medical/dental/vision begins on the day you start your job.

    Don't give up, although it's an ugly market out there, some gems are waiting to be found.
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    Oct 30, 2010 1:30 PM GMT
    I guess if its in the US you should be cocky?? that doesnt work anywhere else, (I lost a job being too confident once in Europe) but apparantly its a trait thats valued on the US workfloor
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    Oct 30, 2010 1:32 PM GMT
    hauptstimme saidRemember eye contact and refer to everyone by first name.


    WOw, are you serious? That would never fly here or in Europe... first-name basis is definitely not for the interview nor the first day... It doesnt show a respectable distance or deference

    but yeah, I dont live or work in the US, I jsut find this interesting how ppl go about here ;)
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    Oct 30, 2010 1:33 PM GMT
    MikeInSLC saidAND! Zilch... icon_rolleyes.gif Not even a thankyou letter. I could understand if they had interviewed a bundle of candidates, but it was mentioned several times that they were very selective of whom they contacted.


    Yieks, well they pick one out of a hundred, so you gotta go and do a hundred too..

    Its aot like dating... groan
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    Oct 30, 2010 1:35 PM GMT
    Turn the "interview" into a "conversation" about how together you can collaborate to create and deliver value for clients and the agency.

    Quantify, where possible, the value you have created in the past. Be specific. Use the "case study" method of story telling: The Situation and Problem/Dilemma; The What and How you approached the Situation; The Results
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    Oct 30, 2010 1:36 PM GMT
    amar_m saidIts aot like dating... groan
    Yep...you promise them in the interview that you'll be there forever, then start looking for another job before the first year is up.
  • toybrian

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    Oct 30, 2010 1:43 PM GMT
    Good luck Mike and let us kknow what happens..
  • Celticmusl

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    Oct 30, 2010 1:56 PM GMT
    OK so here's my take on the interview process.......It's a process. The day of the interview I'm not only thinking about how to succeed at the interview but also about all the other job opportunities I'm currently applying for. Usually when I get home after an interview I spend some time going online and applying for more jobs. The insurance company that just hired me asked me in the interview if I was being pursued by other companies. I let them know honestly that Progressive Insurance had just called to set up an interview. Maybe that is why they offered me the job two days later.
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    Oct 30, 2010 2:02 PM GMT
    MikeInSLC saidAND! Zilch... icon_rolleyes.gif Not even a thankyou letter. I could understand if they had interviewed a bundle of candidates, but it was mentioned several times that they were very selective of whom they contacted.



    Send them a thank-you letter for the interview. icon_wink.gif

    -Doug
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    Oct 30, 2010 2:03 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    amar_m saidIts aot like dating... groan
    Yep...you promise them in the interview that you'll be there forever, then start looking for another job before the first year is up.


    Who would want to hire or date a guy that is so desperate to promise to work for them or love them forever on the first interview/date? When the subject comes up in both scenarios I tell them "As you can see by my job/relationship history I appreciate working for a company(being with a guy) where I can create a stable foundation to build a rewarding career/relationship.
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    Oct 30, 2010 2:09 PM GMT
    Celticmusl said
    paulflexes said
    amar_m saidIts aot like dating... groan
    Yep...you promise them in the interview that you'll be there forever, then start looking for another job before the first year is up.


    Who would want to hire or date a guy that is so desperate to promise to work for them or love them forever on the first interview/date?
    A company or guy that is also desperate.