POC creative interviewing at an agency in Portland. I actually never knew about how white Portland is, (around 80% white) until I did some research. I’m used to pretty diverse cities like LA/NY/CHI. Any POCs living/working in agencies in Portland share your thoughts?

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Has anyone interviewed with Creative X (Facebook/Instagram’s in-house)? Any tips you can share? Or any insider knowledge of what it’s like working there?

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Recent grad. Interviewing for positions in a competitive creative field. I get past two rounds of interviews and today I get an email they want 2-3 references. I’m curious why they’d ask now but on top of that I don’t have any references besides my old professor. What do I do ??

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I interviewed with one of those west coast tech companies, building a creative dept. I was mostly just poking around to see if they’d do permanent WFH. They won’t. But then they got to asking about my salary request. For the first time, I said “Ya know, I have to think about the role. Have they narrowed down a salary band?” Holy crap, I would have shorted myself by like $50k-$70k Always push for the salary band! Make them put their cards on the table.

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Help! Applying to a job and one of the only real requirement is to show how I’m “adept at understanding client needs, and designing and implementing creative solutions”. My issue is I work in risk advisory and most of our client engagements don’t actually involve implementation. We usually present our findings and recommendations and move on. What’s the best way I can tackle this? I’m coming up blank and the deadline is soon.

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I have been recruited by Amazon as Creative & Campaign Manager. I don’t know if I will pass all the interviews but I am wondering if this is a good time to jump in a Big Tech taking into consideration that I will probably be promoted to Senior Consultant in a few months Deloitte Deloitte Digital I don’t know if the game is worth the candle

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I’m unemployed and just got offered a job at an in-house agency for a big client. My main goal is not in-house whatsoever. I want to work at a great creative agency and have had interviews with some awesome places lately but no luck with getting hired. Is it a bad move to just take the job for now and keep looking? Maybe freelance where I can and fill out the book? Would having in house briefly on my resume hurt my chances? I’d wait it out but I barely have any cushion to hold me over.

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We have a few open positions - anywhere from entry level to 5-6 years of experience for analytics professionals. Job is in Chicago, although we are remote now. Join a team that is applying cutting edge techniques in applying quant thinking in the creative space!!!

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Help! Interview questions to expect in a creative director role? And what is desired besides being able to manage teams and present to client?

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Creative moving to strategy here: I am in my 3rd round of interview with an agency for a strategy role, meanwhile one of the biggest tech companies contacted me for a creative role, interview went well. I am a creative who’s been trying to move into strategy for a while, this could be my ice break to the strategy side, or going back to creative, which I felt there’s not much to grow, but with a bigger company name on my resume. What would you choose?

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What are some examples of good questions to ask at the end of a PM interview? -for a creative agency

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Two interviews with the creative leaders of the agency. Great energy, aligned on the agency’s vision, excitement for the portfolio. Follow-up email of the recruiter: they really like you but they pass this time! This one stings...it really does!

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First year copywriter. Was furloughed during Covid. Had an interview today with an agency that works mostly with the health and medical fields. The interview went well, but I’ve heard that medical copywriting is a creative death sentence. Does it make sense to take this job just to be employed and then try to wiggle back onto the more creative side of things later? Or should I stick it out until something else comes along?

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interviewing for a creative strategy (sales creative) at a publisher - currently in content marketing creative at brand. anyone have advice for making my experience relevant?

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Need some advice- had an interview with a recruiter last Friday. It went pretty well. She said she would send my resume to the team and they would review & reach out. I sent her a thank you email a couple hours after our chat & she responded fairly quickly (under 20 minutes) saying she enjoyed our conversation & the creative directors would reach out to me early this week. Its now almost 3pm on Tuesday. Do I follow up with her or wait? If yes, when? Thanks all. Hoping this pans out 🤞

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I keep getting stumped on the interview question “what is your creative process like?” My answer are usually a bit underwhelming (I spend some time is ideating alone and then reconvene with my partner). Does anyone have any tips on good tips on how to phrase it better?

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My boss has zero leverage in the company, and therefore creative always goes to shit because someone in another department thinks they're far better placed to make creative calls, and my boss can't do anything about it to defend the work. It's taking a toll on the work, team's mental health, and overall morale. The company values are no longer aligned to my own, and it's no longer the job I was sold in on during the interview process. What do I do?

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Anyone work at group nine media or has experience with them? I’m interviewing with them for a design position and I wanna et a better sense of what to expect w/ company culture, creative team, etc. Would love to hear your experience, thanks!!

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Anyone work at group nine media on the creative side or have experience with them? I’m interviewing with them for a design position and I wanna get a better sense of what to expect w/ company culture, creative team, etc. Would love to hear your experience, thanks!!

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If you know you can only offer a creative 75% of their current comp, why would you even bother having them interview without first being upfront about it?

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Every other advertising role interview - you have 5 years? Cool you are hired. Creative interview - doesn’t seem like you worked at any relevant award winning agencies. How many awards do you have? Is this everything in your portfolio? Can you tell me about projects you are doing outside of work? Will you take a demotion or salary cut to have a chance at award winning work here? We are passionate here, so do you like to work late nights and weekends? Last candidate had a viral application.

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I’m applying to a creative position that involves focusing heavily on “customer engagement”. Any thoughts on how that affects the creative approach? Is it just going to end up being a lot of email and social?

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I have an interview with OATLY’s creative team tomorrow. Are there any OATLY creatives here, would love know what it’s really like on the inside since a lot of in-house teams are a hit /miss. Would love to hear thoughts on management too!

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As a creative, what sorts of questions should I expect HR to ask in a job interview?

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TFW when Creative Circle reaches out to you in a panic with a lowball offer for a multi-week gig, schedules a phone interview but then their client cancels… and nobody tells you.

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So I know droga is a sweatshop for creative. But what’s it like for strategy? My partner is interviewing for a senior comms role there and I don’t know if he should if he values his life.

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Big 4 Manager level SAP consultant looking to not be an SAP consultant any longer. I’m not smartest person you’ll ever interview but I can figure out some pretty complicated stuff, I’m creative in my approach, and I’ve been told I’m a fun and enjoyable person to work with. If you’ve room in your org or team (doesn’t matter what the domain is) and are open to a good conversation, I love to hear from you!

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#advice #mentorship #creativedirectors Hello, business owners and creative community leaders. Since moving to SW Florida end of 2019, professional life has been a f*ckin doozy (for many of us.) For 15 years I’ve been an art director / brand / designer and can say I’ve done well. After many connections and interviews and tests and hoops I’m not getting hired. Feeling defeated, frustrated — bang head here! Any mentors / leaders that can advise a renewed jump to restart? Thank you in advance.

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I'm looking at becoming more of an Art Director / Social Creative. The company I'm at doesn't value people enough to move them around internally or offer any training to help. Where do I start?! I'm applying for new jobs but I'm so out of the game when it comes to coming up with ideas for campaigns etc. I get to come up with design ideas but not big level ideas. Where do I find inspiration?

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Would you rather: Hire a creative who is lively, kind, and willing to learn and get better, has a so/so book, interviews well and fits with the culture... Or Hire a creative who is a total ass hat and cocky but has won a couple awards, worked at one top dog agency, interviews well but wouldn’t fit with the culture... ??

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I’m applying for a creative position at Apple but have almost zero interest in moving to Silicon Valley. What are the chances they’ll follow Twitter’s lead and go fully remote post-vaccine?🤞🏻

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I’m hoping to become a better interviewer of creative talent in 2021. Can you tell me a bit about the best interviews you had (regardless if you got the job) and what the <standard> bad interview is to you? Thank you in advance! 😁

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how’s BBH doing these days? they were a great creative shop when they had PlayStation but is it still somewhere worth applying to?

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I was interviewing for a freelance job and asked about the creative director (small, new company). The CEO said they haven’t hired one yet and it took everything in my power to ask to be considered for that role. He wants to continue the convo tomorrow. I have 15 years of experience and have done the job of people and project manager and directed large content before. Without the title or salary! How can I prove to him that I can bring value and expertise to this role (besides from my portfolio)

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Hey creatives. So it’s been a minute since I’ve interviewed a (non-junior) creative. Knowing we’re already familiar with a candidates work/portfolio by the time you chat, what are some compelling questions you like to ask (or have been asked) that helps you learn more about a creative and what makes them a good fit? Do you have a “go-to” question? Or have you been asked one that made you say “wow that’s an interesting question...” or we’re unprepared for type thing? Thanks!

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Creative resume templates vs traditional, what are your thoughts on using one more than the other? Recognizing its relative to the firm you’re applying to, which is generally better to leverage?

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Need some info: I'm looking for a new position and came across an opportunity at a media+creative agency as an Account Director. What're the main changes I can expect if I was to pivot from a purely creative agency in account management to a media+creative agency within the same dept? I'm going in for interviews soon and want to learn what I can in the interim.

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Need some info: I'm looking for a new position and came across an opportunity at a media+creative agency as an Account Director. What're the main changes I can expect if I was to pivot from a purely creative agency in account management to a media+creative agency within the same dept? I'm going in for first interview soon and wanted to try to learn what I can in the interim.

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Hello, Anyone in this group a Creative Coordinator. I will love to know how you prepared for your interview. I am nervous, and I want to land this position.

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Hello, Anyone in this group a Creative Coordinator. I will love to know how you prepared for your interview. I am nervous, and I want to land this position.

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