What’s the biggest red flag you’ve ever seen in an interview (as interviewer or interviewee)?

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Swearing in an interview. Automatic no?

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2 months ago I was contacted by a recruiter who interviewed me 4 years ago at a different company and ghosted me. She clearly didn’t remember we’ve met before. So I did three interviews, talked start date and salary, got an offer, and ghosted her.

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Help! I have an interview tomorrow. Do I shake hands?!

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When you are interviewing somewhere new, what are things you look for/signs that it is a shitty work environment? So many places paint themselves so well until you’re hired & their true colors show🙄

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So, I used to write for Sports Illustrated and I’m trying to get into copywriting. I’ve also done copywriting for small businesses over the past two years. I don’t exactly have your typical portfolio and, at 30-years-old, I can’t really stop working and go to portfolio school. I’m applying for jobs, but nothing doing yet. Am I out of luck or do you think someone with that kind of background can get hired by an agency?

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For the first time in 2 years I’m feeling hopeful again. Dare I say happy. I was laid off, big agency network, with a truck load of international awards, over 40, interviewed non stop, got ghosted ...

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Good questions to ask in an interview? I’m rusty

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Tips for a phone interview?

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Been applying to a bunch of in-house places. How do you answer the "Why in-house?" question in interviews.

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Here is the good news tread. Comment with something positive that happened to you in the last couple of weeks. New job? New client? Got a raise? Interview went well?Let’s celebrate!

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Thoughts on VMLY&R Kansas? Im in the interview process to work there. I’ve never been to KC, however I’m interested in the lower cost of living and the good work VMLY&R has been doing lately.

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How many interviews did you have before getting your current role?

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How do you find good case study music?

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When interviewing people, especially creatives and planners, we should ask them to tell us a story.

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I'm considering to completely stop applying for jobs till the covid situation starts to turn around. So few junior jobs with so many applicants (many more than pre-covid). Any advice?

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I have my first interview tomorrow for a new job - I’m currently still at the agency I got my first job at (it’s been 2 years & I’ve had 1 promotion, for reference). My question is - can they ask me how much I’m currently making? If so, can I lie? Can they ask for proof? I’m grossly underpaid right now (way below average and even below minimum for my role) so I’ll be asking for a hefty increase, but don’t want them to know just HOW hefty, because I feel like it’ll put me at a disadvantage.

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Is applying for 100+ jobs and still not getting a single call back a sign for me to just give up?

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Prepping for an interview. Hit me with the questions you ask!

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Damn. Was lucky enough to land an interview. The interview went numerous rounds, it was super positive, so then I decided I would be 100% honest about something I wasn’t good at, in hopes of being clear that I was ready to grow. Then I got ghosted, and I think it’s because of the said honesty. Feeling low and stupid for ever admitting a “fault” in an interview instead of just telling them that I’m perfect.

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Do ANY agency leaders actually have a plan to stem the burnout happening in agencies right now? The silence is deafening and most of the best creatives I know are already interviewing outside the industry.

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Had a REALLY great interview the other day and walked out of it thinking positively. The person (would be boss) interviewing me said nothing but great things about my work, strategy and professional ability/managerial style. Found out I didn’t land the job, “I wasn’t the right fit”. I get that happens but I find it irritating that an interviewer can act as if it’s all going swimmingly but in reality in their minds it’s not. Why fake it during interview and pass out compliments you don’t mean?

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What are your thoughts on people who have jobs applying for open roles knowing that people in the industry are unemployed ?

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As part of the interview process, a company is asking me to concept a 360 integrated campaign with presentations to multiple teams. Is this normal?

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Doing client work as part of the interview process? Red flag or standard practice? More info in comments.

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I am so sick of doing assignments after twenty rounds of interviews

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Please forgive me if this sounds insensitive, I’m just trapped in my apt with my thoughts 🥴 I interviewed at a place last Monday (right when covid-19 was getting real in the US) CONT.

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When an agency contacts you 3 times in 2 years because youre "the perfect fit for the role".... yet they reject you all 3 times even after rounds and rounds of interviews with the same people, and you say "Please let me know when something else opens up!"

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For people that were let go from one job due to a bad culture fit or management problems, how do you answer that in interviews without seeming like you’re blaming anyone?

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If you go rounds and rounds of interviews and lose out on a job to one other candidate, hearing it was “really close” etc do you have a follow up conversation with HR who passed the bad news to you for possible further insight into the decision, or do you just chalk it up as a loss and move on?

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What’s the best interview advice you’ve been given?

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How do you guys feel about accepting a job that you’re likely under qualified for? Great title boost but realistically unsure if I’m there yet and confused as to how I got through the interview process

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Seeing lots of job openings at TikTok in NYC. How is it over there? How is the interview process? TIA!

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I’m underpaid but I love my agency, team, and client. How do you balance being underpaid but enjoying your work? I’ve started to interview for new jobs just to confirm that I’m underpaid and I learned I could make 15K more by leaving. What do I do?

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Anyone ever get the very end of an interview process, receive an offer, but then a dream opportunity unexpectedly comes your way? Knowing that it will take another 2-3 weeks for rounds of interviews for a potential offer... while there’s already one on the table, just not *as* appealing. What would you do?

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Any tips on being less anxious/nervous at interviews?

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Anyone have experience turning down an interview at an agency you really want to work at but it’s for a client that you’re not interested in (and ethically opposed to)? Agency itself seems great just don’t want to work on the client. Ideally want to keep the door open if there are future opportunities on a different client.

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I’m interviewing at an agency I really want to work at in 2 weeks. We have been talking for a few months and now they are flying me there to meet everyone. This will be my first interview after 4

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Currently interviewing at two places. The first place is moving quicker & might make an offer next week while Im in beginning stages w/ the second. How do you ask for more time to decide with the 1st?

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In an interview What are some of the questions I might be asked? Thank you all for your time!

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Deciding on applying for 2 different roles within Goldman’s Early Career program that are based in different locations. My questions: 1.) does this hurt my candidacy applying for multiple roles and 2.) How confined are certain divisions to each location? For instance, is there any chance they’d be willing to work with me for a role in a location not offered? Thanks in advance for the help!

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For recent college grads, do you still use your colleges career portal to find new jobs? My alma mater is posting jobs for hires with 1-2 years work experience and I’m interested in applying...

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Anybody who moved from Big4/ACN to MBB have any tips on how to prepare for interviews while working?

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How hard is it to break into DCM? What are things you should know about the debt markets and fixed income before going into an interview?

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What are benchmarking engagements/projects like? I have an interview for a project tomorrow.

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Anybody interview at uber for operations manager? How was the process? What did the cases and presentation entail?

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Interview for sales ops role in tech. Any advice?

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Interviewing with a couple of firms. What are the must knows I should ask questions about?

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How long should you wait to follow up with hr after final round of interviews? I know it’s pretty unique times but want to make sure the timing lines up on my end before I potentially get pulled into another project.

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Anyone interview with MongoDB? I’m targeting an FP&A role there. Curious about interview process and general company vibe

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Dumb question but what exactly is the difference between ACN MC and Strat? I'm in federal and it's sort of combined here, but I have informational interviews next week with some Strat T&O managers

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What's the risk in applying to a former client if your company still has people on the ground there and the project is still ongoing?

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Does renewal of Global Entry require another interview? Its a PIA...

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Is it normal for a SCREENING interview to be with a member of the team the role will be leading? A recruiter reached out by email for a VP role and the screening meeting was extended to a Director in the group who reports to the VP. Is this a normal occurrence?

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Final round Interviewed Friday morning. Interviewer (hiring mgr) reached out right after interview to set up time Monday afternoon. I responded, but haven’t heard from him since. Call recruiter? Him?

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When a recruiter says “do you have a few minutes to discuss your interview” ummmm idk how to take that! I made it to the 3rd interview and no lie, the last one was short and a lil informal and rough.

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What do u think are the most common questions in an interview for a senior art direction role?

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will be traveling internationally for PTO. Is it worth taking my corp phone? Not sure what the charges will be. Will basically use it just to check emails, will try to connect to wifi as much as I can

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In an interview What are some of the questions I might be asked? Thank you all for your time!

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I’m in the process of interviewing agents to sell my grandmothers home. What are some good questions to ask the agents? Note: I will be managing this from out of state with occasional visits. I’ve done my research and I’m expecting a fast sale. House is not updated but in a highly sought after community.

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My state is one of the ones opening back up and I’m not risking my life to keep my job. Any tips for the job search during the pandemic?

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Deciding on applying for 2 different roles within Goldman’s Early Career program that are based in different locations. My questions: 1.) does this hurt my candidacy applying for multiple roles and 2.) How confined are certain divisions to each location? For instance, is there any chance they’d be willing to work with me for a role in a location not offered? Thanks in advance for the help!

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So who watched that axios interview.....yikes 😬

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Pouring rain in DC tonight. Waiting to cross a busy street with my KPMG umbrella. Then an SUV yielded to let me cross, rolled down the window and yelled “ACCOUNTING.” Thanks fam 💕💕💕

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🐠 looking to do the “2-3 years and out” path to industry - what sort of compensation increase are you looking for to get you to leave? Current comp -> new comp by firm would be interesting

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Left my consulting job after 2.25 years in October 2019 for a venture backed startup. Laid off in March 2020. Joined a VC fund as an intern shorty after, but our fundraise (for our fund) got pushed back. I was approached about helping grow a small executive recruitment firm focused on private technology companies. I’ll be chief of staff. The company takes $150k/placement + equity. The co expects to hit $1m in rev this year. They also invest in startups. Should I do it? Is this pigeonholing?

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