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

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Here are some from the list I keep on my phone. Never know when you’ll find yourself in an interview!

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These are excellent. Thanks for sharing.

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I always like “if you were me, is there any reason you WOULDN’T want this job?” That always throws them but 99% of the time they’ve liked that question—makes them think about there warts their place might have.

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Why ask if you were me and not just plainly what gives you reservations about working here? A question I prefer is why shouldn’t we hire you?

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How do you pronounce “GIF”?

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Deal breaker.

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How often will i be doing work that isn’t on the website? Don’t get dooped into a “great opportunity” that’s actually just making banners and repurposing copy constantly. Speaking from experience.

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Dooped? Okay

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“What would success look like for me in 30/60/90 days” Makes them think about how they can set you up for success and their own expectations

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Who’d you vote for?

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Hi Rusty, I’m Alex. A good question would be “how do you feel about dad jokes?”

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Mom's are too respected to tell jokes.

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I had a new grad ask why we didn’t have as cool of an office as her internship agency. That was memorable.

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Besides the people, what do you feel is really different about this agency vs your competition? When interviewing with a more senior leader: Where does the agency intend to see itself in a year? Get them to dig into future plans/goals, etc. If it’s just “increase our client base, etc” and nothing about the people/culture comes up, may be a red flag. I also like to use as a soft close/exit: what work did you see this year that you wished you had made? Just gives you a sense of what they think is great.

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Playing off of CD1, a positive spin is "what do you like about working here?" Puts them in a positive mood, makes them try to sell the job to *you.* Generally had good response from it.

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I always ask the interviewer, beyond the day to day responsibilities, what can the person in this role to help them do their job better.

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What makes you stay at this agency?

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One thing I always bomb with in interviews is talking about current work in the industry. I just don’t keep up on that shit and higher ups all fuckin love it. I mean that’s basically their job, so it makes sense. But I forget you gotta play the game.

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Look out the window thoughtfully and say “how far up do you think we are?”

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how heavy do you weigh?

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Do you or anyone in a leadership position here believe that the earth is flat?

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“What is your measure of success?” Because it gives a sense of what’s important to leadership.

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Is there music played in the bathrooms here?

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Is that your hand on my thigh ?

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Where do babies come from?

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Nice to meet you, Rusty.

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