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Interviewing for an Associate Director role with no solid management experience. Anyone been in the same boat? Any advice?

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Fake it til you make it. Good luck

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Also, from professional experience you know what makes a good manager and likely what makes a bad manager. Use that to form your answers. If you manage people the way you want to be managed, you’ll likely be fantastic at it!

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What is the role? Some AD positions don’t even manage people or small groups <3 people. Don’t sweat it unless you feel really unqualified.

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Think about how you manage friends, family. Good managers will see their team on the same level.

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I don't get it. Are you a Sup? Surely you've coached Assistants and Planners?

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Zenith, pretty sure this is for creative which has a different managerial process than media. Many times JRs and Mid-Level are managed by a GCD or an ECD. That 3rd level can go without managing someone directly because the GCD or ECD is basically everyone’s boss.

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I got to ACD without ever having presented to a client. You'll figure it out. Stay humble.

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Well in that case they have probably had to babysit and that is more valuable than managing at most ad agencies

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