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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I’ve got an interview tomorrow for a job I don’t want. Agency that doesn’t really do traditional creative. Is it worth being honest about them not being what I’m looking for?

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What should you expect in a Creative Director interview? Do you still show your work or is it more about management style and speaking skills?

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When applying for jobs in the advertising industry as a creative, is it necessary or required to have a separate resume aside from your portfolio/about me page with education and experience details and your LinkedIn?

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Hi I'm going for an internal position switch to strategy consultant in advanced analytics. The internal switch requires a normal interview 30' talk about motivations, strengths, ... And a case interview. Some competitors search for 'creative' ways of tackling the first minutes of the 30' talk by creating eg. a video where others present the candidate. How is this perceived by hiring managers, and if perceived good, what other ways are great? Thx

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For recruiters and Creative Directors! What is ONE major decision factor when interviewing an Art Director? What are some "turn offs?"

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Interviewing for a VP Brand & Creative at a fast growing (unicorn) well funded startup. About to go into salary negotiations. Have 15 years experience working in advertising as well as two publicly traded tech companies. What should I be asking in terms of base salary, equity, and bonus?

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Any creative strategists at Digitas who would be willing to connect? I’m applying for an associate creative strategist position and would love to chat with current strategists about the job!

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Anyone here work as a creative strategist or knows a creative strategist at Digitas Chicago? I’m applying for an associate creative strategist position and would love to talk to a current strategist there! 🙆🏻‍♀️

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Did you use a formal / conventional resume when you were applying to Tech or did you switch to one that was more ‘creative’?

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I interviewed for a job I really want with a couple of creative directors. They told me to feel free to email them with any questions, is that a good sign? Secondly, should I hit them up a week and a half later or would they have already made their mind up by then?

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Hello! I need some (creative) suggestions on how to do a video interview. I live in a very small 1br apartment with my husband occupying the bedroom for work during the day and a 2 yr old occupying the living area. I thought of the kitchen but it’s proximity to a busy road makes it a little too noisy to have a good call. The bathroom perhaps? Will that create an echo? I am thinking of using a backdrop so that the mess will be covered up. It will be a 30-min interview.

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Does anyone have any interview insights/tips for a creative role at Instagram? Have a phone screening next week and I know the calls can be pretty intense. Any advice from people’s personal experiences would be appreciated!

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A tech firm reached out, and I had a 30-min call with a CD. Went well and I agreed to more interviews. Turns out the next round is a “4-hour panel WebEx interview”. Their creative dept isn’t well established, so is it wrong for me to politely say “4 hours is a big investment, can we briefly chat about salary range, title, etc”? I kinda don’t want to go down this road for a lateral title and who-knows-what salary. If it was a better-known in-house shop, I’d go with the flow.

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When it comes to showing pharma creative in a portfolio, what is and isn’t allowed? I understand things need to be password protected online, but does all work need to be blinded too? Not sure what the rules are when it comes to online portfolios and in person interviews for creatives. Help?

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shooting a series of videos for a spirits client, with creative centered around “talking head interviews” and mixologists creating a few cocktails. Will be internal sales team-facing as opposed to consumer/brand creative. wondering if anyone has recommendations for a solid production partner in the NYC/Brooklyn area for the shoot (and potentially edit) that could keep a 2-day shoot somewhere in the $40k range? I know, that number pains me as well...

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Does anybody have connections to production companies / agencies / in-house creative teams in Richmond Virginia? I’m looking to have some informational interviews with local producers (recently moved here) to learn more about the local industry. Any tips much appreciated!

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Another day, another case study in LinkedIn drama. Is the creative director right here that political posts should be banned, or at least not algorithmically shared, on LinkedIn? Or, by calling on LinkedIn to take the post down, is he merely trying to “cancel” opinions he doesn’t like? What should the standard be?

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What questions do you ask potential creative hires during their interview?

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I’m an advertising guy interviewing with a big 5 consultancy and now they want to do a case study interview - I’ve seen the online examples and think I’m starting to get the hang of profit trees and market sizing methods (very different level of rigor than creative strategy). Any practical hints or tips to get through this?

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I concept and write commercials. Me (and my art director) interview and hire directors for all our spots, make all casting decisions, oversee wardrobe, cast VO, direct VO, oversee art direction, color correction, sound design, choose and direct music. My title is Copywriter. Genuine question: Am I doing the job of a copywriter or a creative director?

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How many rounds of interviews do you typically go through as a creative before an offer?

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Anybody have creative brief templates/examples that they’re willing to share? I need to create a brand campaign brief for an interview and I want to look at a more diverse group of comps beyond my little grab bag.

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Hi I am a college senior. I am applying for a “creative consultant” position at Lippincott. Does anyone know what the general salary is? Usually I have an idea, but no clue for this title. Thanks!

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I’m interviewing for a boutique consultancy. What are some creative ways to determine their openness/acceptance of LGBT people?

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Folks who do hiring, what do you think of adopting the following question in future interviews? “Evidence suggests that teams that include a variety of perspectives and backgrounds will often produce more creative solutions and catch mistakes earlier. What background or experiences do you bring that will help broaden the perspective of our team?”

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Applying for job that’s asks for 150 characters to say what makes me unique (and to be creative/catch their eye). Where do you go with this? Professional or personal focus? It’s basically 2 sentences. Note a cover letter is also included so I’ve covered some basics in there

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Account directors, what interview questions do you typically ask a creative candidate? (This is for a mid-level position.)

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When creating a presentation for a creative interview, better to use the brand’s/business’ colors or ones that reflect your personality?

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posted in strategy but figured might as well toss it here too - does have experience with startups? did you like it? currently interviewing with a small but growing CPG brand to lead their brand marketing & creative. my background is in creative strategy & comms for a large CPG brand, so the autonomy is exciting - but I want to make sure it’s a good move. how was the experience? was valuable for future roles?

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anyone have experience with startups? did you like it? currently interviewing with a small but growing CPG brand to be their head of brand & creative. my background is in creative strategy & comms for a large CPG brand, so the autonomy is exciting - but I want to make sure it’s a move that sets me up for the next one. hiring managers, are you interested by folks that have done startup brand building?

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interns and students, what would you want a mid-level creative to cover in an informational interview?

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An ad agency asked me come up with creative concepts for a campaign as a job interview writing test. They are willing to pay me but on a project basis rather than an hourly rate. I’m a junior writer, how much should I charge (I have no clue about freelance rates)?

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I’ve applied to over 40 jobs since I was laid off in March. Not one click to my portfolio, per analytics. With a family of four, we are being spread thin. Not only is the income desperately needed, but my creative soul needs a release. I would be happy to do typical Art Director work but I’m “over qualified” for that and am never taken seriously when applying for work below CD/ACD. If anyone needs or know of any company needing freelance work, large or small—I’d really appreciate the lead. 🙏

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I’ve applied to over 40 jobs since I was laid off in March. Not one click to my portfolio, per analytics. With a family of four, we are being spread thin. Not only is the income desperately needed, but my creative soul needs a release. I would be happy to do typical Art Director work but I’m “over qualified” for that and am never taken seriously when applying for work below CD/ACD. If anyone needs or know of any company needing freelance work, large or small—I’d really appreciate the lead. 🙏

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when you've worked under toxic creative leadership for the past five years, but a cd at an agency you admire and are interviewing at tells you your work is great:

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I’m starting to move up in my career and getting to that point where Account leads need to meet you during the interview process. Do you have any go-to questions you ask to get a feel for the account? I’ve learned what questions to ask for creative. But could use some guidance with this. It feels like they’d be more brand/business focused, no?

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I’m at a subset of a big name agency, but not getting the opportunity to work on projects with a high level of creativity. I’m in interviews with a pretty much non-recognized agency but I would be getting to do much more creative work. Would you: hold it out at the big name agency and keep pressing for projects? Or make a move to the place where you’ll get to make more work.

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Interviewing for a commercial role at Accenture, working in federal spaces right now and I cannot deal with anymore Big4 fed work. Any insights on Accenture? Do managers have revenue/sales targets? Do you have to have 10 different "firm initiatives" or other non-chargeable work to look good for promotion?

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