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Didn’t know who the CCO is when I was asked about it in an interview... is there anything I can do to redeem myself? I feel like I really dropped the ball on this lol

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Yes, you really did. But, the good news is: you’re young and this is a good lesson to learn early. Don’t panic about it. If someone passes on you for that mistake at your level then they’re too precious. But, don’t let it happen again

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I have no idea who my CCO is... I feel like it changes every quarter.

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this ^

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You'd better not be my art direction intern -- the one whom I gave interview pointers to just yesterday. Including "know the key people."

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Don’t listen to the account people who tell you it doesn’t matter. It’s not ass kissing, it’s knowing whose vision you’d be working your ass off for. The CCO is the reason a lot of creatives choose which shop they want to work for. If you didn’t look up the CCO, what did you look up about the agency before the interview? Please tell me you at least knew their work and clients. 🙏

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And what exactly do CCOs do again ?

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You failed “Ass-kissing 101”. What the hell are they teaching these kids in school?

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I feel like that’s a silly question to ask an interviewee. I wouldn’t sweat it.

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From a scale of 1-10 on the interview ball dropping, it’s about a 3.5...don’t sweat too much. Plenty of other opportunities out there if this one doesn’t work out. Some places don’t even have a CCO.

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Seems like a political question

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If you’re trying to get a job in the creative department, you should know who the CCO is. Wouldn’t be an automatic no but I’d take that as you not being prepared.

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I’d be more worried your applying somewhere where you don’t know who they are. SD1 has it nailed. You should want to work for them.

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No.

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What was the exact question though? "Tell me the name of our CCO? / Do you know who our CCO is?" That's an idiotic question and poor interviewing. If it was asked like that I'd consider it a low blow and just being mean on the interviewer's part as you'll have 0 interaction with the CCO on a daily and possibly any basis. However, if you were asked for reasons why you'd like to work there that's when you can shine and drop names and explain how you admire the creative leadership at the agency, especially the xyz cco's vision blah blah...

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Find a suitable pic of the CCO, photoshop yourself into it, frame it (A4), selfie yourself holding the framed pic of you two having a riotous time, send the pic via email to the person that interviewed you: “lOl JK me and CCO is tight yo”

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