Account Management

I am having a callback interview at my dream agency; meeting senior mgmt. for an AE position. Needless to say, I am still learning the nuances of agency life and would like to feel confident when I -

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1. Be ready to talk to some problems that you had a big influence in solving in the past. 2. Know what kind of culture/environment you want ahead of time. Collaborative, lone wolf, top down guidance. 3. Come in with a specific set of goals you wish to achieve. 4. Have some background of their current clients to inform the type of projects you want to work on. 5. Spend 10-15 minutes researching the people interviewing you. If there is a connection (college, previous employment) you can "happen to bring it up." 6. Ask, "what are the characteristics that make someone a good fit for this role/agency. Good luck!!

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1. Be prepared to share your perspective on the agency’s philosophy and work (I would assume that’s part of the draw here). They will likely ask something like “what brings you here” or “why do you want to work here." 2. Talk about contributions you made to the business /current job and took initiative. I always frame them as “slay” stories - there was a problem or challenge, here’s how I solved it and here’s what I learned. 3. Be prepared with a few questions of your own. Specific areas could be more about the role/responsibilities. Also a killer question around culture/“what makes this place special” always resonates and gives them a chance to see you. Cultural fit is always a big factor. Finally, preparation is key. Practice your answers to the typical interview questions. It will go a long way and calm your nerves. You will be great! Go kill it!

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What type of agency is this? If it's a creative shop, make sure you are prepared to talk about some of your favorite work out there. Be prepared with some under the radar work that hasn't been talked about on traditional blogs.

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Sounds strange to type this, but also be prepared to answer some personal stuff: - what do you do for fun - what are you listening to these days These can catch you off guard, and you just want to be sure to represent yourself well.

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You all are the best!!! I thank you so much. I’ll reply individually shortly. Want to say how much I appreciate it.

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I did well in my interview. I took all your advice to heart. Now please, everyone, wish me luck!

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come in for the second time. Experienced account managers/client relations fishies, how would you prepare for this interview? What questions have you been asked? I don't want you to feed words in my mouth, but I'm curious as to prepared and not be thrown any curveballs. I have roughly two years experience (acct management) under my belt but multiple years of internships and I want to sell myself the right way.

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