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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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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Do people still print out their resumes to bring to interviews anymore?

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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 do you find good case study music?

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Had an amazing job interview last year. Just waiting on the recruiter to follow up. Feeling good about it.

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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 completed 9 interviews at a company. Did an assignment netting in a 15 page presentation. Received very positive feedback from those along the way and the external recruiter. Planning to receive an offer today. Just received candid feedback that it "heartbreakingly going to be no" and that it is only based off of something a reference said about me 11 days ago (had interviews since then). What would you make of this? Would you reach out to your references to temperature check what happened?

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A coworker that I got along with very well switched jobs 2 years ago. She went to a new agency that sounds like it has a better culture and work life balance. I am interested in applying at...

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If you quit your job after 3 months because its not what you signed up for. Do you put it on your resume when applying for new jobs?

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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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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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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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I’m hiring for a senior position within my team and need to be sure that they’re hard working, cooperative and capable of managing others. What are some winning questions I can ask when interviewing?

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

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Any tips on being less anxious/nervous at interviews?

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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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Had interview on Wednesday. They said they would send me the test brief that night, but I still haven't received it. I already sent one follow up email that day. Am I being annoying to send another?

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Tips on maintaining a positive attitude at a job you can’t stand? I hate my current place, but I don’t want to leave yet because of the state of everything. I feel bad even applying when I know other people are actually unemployed and need those jobs.

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Hello there, i’m wondering if anyone on this group has experience opening your own agency? I was laid off in April and had been freelancing ever since. I have been luck enough getting a few projects without really seeking people out while slowly interviewing. In the back of my mind I have always wanted my own agency. How do you get more clients and dealing with the sales/pitching process on your own? also as WOC i don’t feel like have the right network to tap into for higher earning projects

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Does anyone have reviews on Pierce Washington? They seem to have just 3 reviews on Glassdoor (very good reviews) - got an interview with them but can't seem to find much online

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Anyone done a PE three statement model case study with a template provides? Would love to ask for tips and general advice. Have mine coming up shortly!

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How do people usually exit to tech companies for Sr. Analyst to Associate Biz Ops roles? LinkedIn networking + applying on portal or are there specific headhunters?

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Trying to transition from financial services to consulting. Having trouble getting an interview in the first place. What avenue can I take to better position myself for a first round interview?

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I have the title and salary of a CD but I feel like it was premature and I don’t have the skills to back it up if I were to go into an interview for another CD role. How do you know? Any advice?

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Should I send a follow up email after my MD interview saying thanks?

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Anyone here have experience or know someone accepted to UPenn’s MCIT program? Looking for advice on my profile if I even have a chance at applying considering 10% admit rate

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Do you think it’s overkill to send a sample of my work product (wiped of client info) to my interviewer? I interviewed last Friday and sent a thank you. It’s been 10 days, they’re still interviewing..

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Hi, everyone. I’m copywriter looking to break into UX writing. I don’t have a lot of UX work in my portfolio. I’ve mostly worked on digital campaigns on social media and some website writing for brands. I’m wondering what I need in my portfolio to help me get a job as a UX writer. Is there anything specific I should include? Anything I should learn and prep for interviews? I don’t have money to go back to school unfortunately.

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When interviewing, what red flags to look for to determine if your future manager or account you'll be working on are best to stay away from?

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Tips on exit options. How did you go about starting the process? Networking? Cold applying? Any guidance and experiences are appreciated!

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Missed my connection, time to bunker down for 7 hours of waiting around in MSP

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I am being flown out for an interview to a city my SO and I have never visited before. I really want him to have a chance to see it before I move us across the country. Any tips on how to handle this?

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For the info sec folks out here, is there a benefit to take the CRISC in addition to CISSP?

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Tie or no tie for a business professional interview? The only interview appropriate suit I have is grey, would a grey tie be too much? I've never actually dressed biz professional to an interview...

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