Interview question: had a great interview with the cmo of a brand I’m really excited about for an ECD role. She mentioned there was a take home assignment, which usually is a dealbreaker for me but I want the gig. The hr person sends it to me, and it’s not one but TWO Full 360 campaigns, one brand one product. I’m currently still full time at an agency working insane hours (hence the desire to escape).anyone know the play here? Do I STFU and figure out how to get it done? Can I push back? HLP!

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Thats legitimately insane. And potentially indicative of how they think things work. I would use this as an opportunity to understand if this expectation is the norm or just a terrible interview formality. If its the latter, express your concerns and as about the depth required for each. If its the former, run.

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So agencies are having us pitch them now?

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Do not do it, consider it a red flag. Diplomatically decline. There is another post about this somewhere, lemme look for it...

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I just want to qualify my answer as I see a lot of people have revisited this. I tailored my answer to your title @op. If you are a creative I presume you have a book and people can look at the best of your best that way. There is not need for an “assignment” — that is juvenile to be honest!

If it’s a technical role of some sort and they need to grasp your ability to code etc... then some type of test is ok IMO (as part of the overall process).

Charge them ECD day rates as kill fee. No if’s and buts. Because if they don’t hire you, you’re left with nothing except with more gray hair.

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Omg that’s awful. I would find time to do one ☝🏼 and tell them you’re very busy in your actual job but still really excited about the role.

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It’s called “exploitation.” So ask yourself: “Am I willing to allow myself self to be exploited?” If you can live with yourself, go for it.

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