Had a connection's connection offer me a full time internship to single handedly create and execute a mktg plan for their company. They didn't look at my resume or write a real job desc.

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From what you've said, if I were you I would not take this offer. High level work, solo on an intern salary at a company that seems to be struggling to keep up with basic professional & biz standards = HARD PASS unless you really need the money Other option is to take it and quit when you find something better. You'd be risking a blacklist but that's low risk and the sounds like they're hemorrhaging money, so the company could very well be dead by EOY so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Not sure if I should say on here, but they're a high school buddy of my favorite professor and current boss at my freelance position who I trust a lot...so I'm wondering if they even know what their friend is offering to these students they referred to them?

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*truncated orig post* They called me up to verbally tell me what they're looking for without looking at my resume or calling it a real interview (was it?) and then asked me to reconnect in a week with how I'd approach they're marketing problems (free consulting?) I'm looking for my first post grad job but have several years of good intern experiences behind me. Did some research and found a bunch of bad reviews of them, like only bad, and found that they've lost over 25% of their revenue since Q4 2019. Cherry on top is they sent me an aptitude test that basically was an IQ test with grammar, basic math, and pattern recognition. Followed by a personality test that asked me things like whether I, "step on people to get ahead," or "hurt people I love."

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So this is the thinking? “Who needs senior strategists? Give it to the intern. The client will never know.”

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Sounds boring. Agency life is better. I mean if we ever go back into the office. 😑

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If you comfortable PM-ing me the name of the company, I can give you a definite answer. I’ve seen it all and there are definitely places to avoid!

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Ditto, hard pass. Whatever marketing plan you head up and execute single-handedly will be evaluated like student work at an established agency. Your post-grad goal (besides landing a paying job) should be on learning as much as possible under the mentorship of the best people. Don’t waste your time helping shady characters. You can’t hurry experience.

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Paid or unpaid?

Have them confirm pay in writing. If they don’t don’t offer any compensation then you should make sure you at least get college credit.

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I don’t see any red flags there

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