Is it acceptable and normal to complete a full fledged design project as a part of Job Application/ Interview process as per Industry Standards?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

It’s more common than it used to be. It’s not something I’ve personally done in my 15 year career, but I would expect to be compensated for the work if it were part of the process, regardless of whether I receive an offer.

like

It's become a bit more common but use your best judgement to tell if they're making you go through unnecessary hoops as you do your job search

They're getting free work out of you, just to say "No thanks" but now they have your work that they can make money off of. Avoid interviews where they want you to do a project from start to finish. BS

Related Posts

Has anyone gone from sales at a larger, well-established/known company to a startup?
What are some key differences in your role and WLB, and how did you like the change?

Any must-ask questions in the interview process? I have a final interview coming up.

like

Hello! I’m interviewing for a solutions engineer role at Google within gTech. Would like to know what to expect in the first round. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Google

like

Any plus size ladies willing to share where you go to get your favorite professional looking clothes for work or interviews?

like

Is Django outdated and used by only small company.I can see very less project in big company.

Hello Deloitte fishes! Applying for Canada PR. Is there a mailbox that I can reach out to get the employment letter on Deloitte letterhead that include roles/responsibility. Doubt if the employment verification letter from ToD would suffice since it does not mention any skills, roles or responsibilities. Thanks!

like

Remuneration for a project manager with a company like property developer

like

Hey folks! I am an intern at Cognizant it’s been a while I am just and intern! I have given my interview for a full time employment also! No response from there side! Can someone please refer me? (Location - Hyderabad) Thank you in Advance!! Have a great day!!!!

Creative Directors, how often do you exchange numbers with your client so you have that personal channel to them. Does your account team get upset with that?

like

Hi Fishes,

Recently i cleared interview in DICV, Chennai for L4. I have about 7.2 years experience. How much offer i can negotiate with HR. Before that for 7.2 years experience what is the average salary in DICV?

Regards,
Fish.

SO and I recently moved to the DC area. We are both new to federal consulting. They have a few interviews this week. When a job description mentions " an understanding of federal contracting vehicles and procedures".
What should they be ready to talk about? CLINs, GSAs, color team reviews etc.? Would anyone have insights on this? Much appreciated!

likehelpful

Hi posting for a friend… was invited to final round interview two weeks ago, and recruiter never responded to email providing interview availability. Sent two follow-up emails providing additional dates (since initial dates passed). At what point is it appropriate to reach out again? Or just assume the position is no longer open?

like
like

When the client tries to give you additional topics to focus on...

Post Photo
likefunny

Other than law school rank, what do recruiters/hiring partners care about most on a resume? Specifically for 2nd/3rd year lateral associates.

likehelpful

After 7 years in this field, I realized that the more I work the more my bosses give me more work and ask me to go beyond my limits. When I finish a job they say is great (after weeks criticizing it), but when I use the same/similar project/model for another client, they basically say that that version is not good/its cr@p (the same version they praised before). In January I made a report of 80 pages. Now, 4 months, is already reaching 150 pages because they keep asking me for more and more.

likehelpful

Want to move client side with the long-term goal to lead marketing and innovation for a large organization.

Just got accepted to my top choice MBA program. Think this is a good investment?

like

Hello Fishes,

I cleared interviews of TCS and served my NP. Manager round completed and they want me join asap.
Got HR call she asked to provide the OFFER LETTER i am holding, I denied sharing that. HR tone and way changed and said like how can i believe u have the offer for real and all.
I still denied to share and asked to let me know if they can proceed without it. HR told she will get back. I won't share OL, Just want to know what HR will do now, will she still release my offer letter?

like

I got a call from a recruiter about Clinical testing analysis position. Any must know incase a get an interview?

like

What helps you deal with stress and anxiety? It's all starting to feel like a lot and I'm afraid it'll start hurting my client relationships if I don't find a better way to cope soon.

like

How to avoid immediate staffing after completing the one project?
Somebody advice on this please.
I literally need 1-2 weeks bench/off time.

like

More Posts

Which is a better option for a pup - kennel or pet sitter when you are traveling?

like

How are you preparing for this school year. I’m ready to work on back to school stuff!

like

Pharmaceutical industry or financial services? Where can you make more money as a Big 4 alumni working in a tax/accounting department?

like

Joined wipro last week. In mywipro portal im trying to add my contact details. However there is a mandatory field SPECIFY Your city.. what to enter in this field as we are currently WFH.
Any leads on this is much appreciated

like

Hello can someone help me with average CTC in Flipkart for a position of ast. Manager in the taxation role. I am in my final stage of negotiations and they have offered me 20 lakhs Work exp : 6 years Flipkart

like

How is it hanging in Canada? How are things fellow northerners?

like

Looking for advice on negotiating a raise. My current company recently "reviewed all salary positions to determine if they were needed to be competitive in the market". Of course they came to the conclusion that none were needed. The issue is that there are very very few positions, similar to what I do, to compare against. I'm highly skeptical as to what they actually compared us against so my question is... Is it worth using similar positions in different industries as a comparison?

like

How would you explain your job to a 5 year old?

like

Undandy shoes by indochino or AE?

Anyone here have experience working with an executive coach? How many months did you commit to initially? Was it beneficial? Would you recommend it?

like

There is a partner at my firm who literally makes it seem like it is beneath him to even have to talk to you while giving you an assignment. Like I apologize that my existence is so taxing for you but thanks for the work. It’s not even like we have personal issues, he just completely lacks the ability not to make you feel like your presence is beneath him.

likefunny

How do you find out if you’re not going to get a stub year bonus? Is it even possible if your firm gives them?

How do y’all get 800 credit score? I have like 783 which is already pretty good imo but I see people with 800s. How? LOL. I had 2 credit checks for mortgage shopping and closed a credit card all in the past year. I don’t think that affects it too much, no?

like

Hey Everyone,

Could someone please help me with in-hand salary?

Thanks in advance.

Post Photo
like

How to avoid immediate staffing after completing the one project?
Somebody advice on this please.
I literally need 1-2 weeks bench/off time.

like

Deloitte audit team is hiring for Managers and Senior who are qualified CA/CPA.Let me know of you want me to refer

like

What is the point of overlapping salary bands? Seems like asking for trouble. Just make them not overlap. If someone is “worth” a certain amount, give them the title that goes with it.

likesmart

Hi sharks,

Two offers:
Coforge: 39.5 L plus 2.5L JB
Trianz: 37 L plus 4L JB

Please suggest...joining soon

like

Additional Posts in Designers

I'm a young, but pretty good UX Web Designer. I just picked up a freelance gig to design the company logo, brand, website, and product. When they asked me how much I charge I just said $45 an hour. I think I went way under what I should have.

What should I do?

like

Hello!!! How and where do you guys find ux/ui freelance jobs?? I have around 2 yoe and want to start freelancing on the side as well!

like

Thoughts on working in-house early in career versus the other way around? I’m a student and my past experience and internship offers are heavy on the in house ‘startup’ d2c brand archetype... Will this hurt my chances of later going into an agency role? Concerned if I’m pigeonholing myself too early.

like

Any quick tips and general advice for someone running their first usability testing sessions? The details: This is all happening remotely and I am a junior product designer and nervous AF.

Other details: I will be sharing a web app Figma prototype and testing through Lookback (if that's important)

like

Hello! I’m making the transition from teaching to design and production which I’ve been doing along the way but now am pursuing earnestly. I have working front end knowledge and a couple Wordpress projects under my belt. My passion is design and video pro and I’d love to combine the two. My question is regarding how necessary it is going to a bootcamp or other route to get into the industry. I have a portfolio that I’m building now and would love to hear your feedback and experience. Thank you!

like

I started a new job a month ago and I hate it! I hate the culture (there is no culture) the way that they communicate (no meetings everything in slack) and the way that they work (alone) It feels pretty much like I am freelancing and I thrive in collaborative environment. I have never felt this isolated in my whole life. It sucks.
Has anyone been in that situation? If I look for another job, should I remove that experience from my linked in? Or should I talk about that if I get interviews?

like

What are some smart things to talk about during interview with UX director? Or what type of ux questions should I expect? I'm visual designer interviewing for product design..

Final round of interviews for a strategist role at a digital product agency. Recruiter said it would be a design thinking case challenge. Progress check at 60 mins, 90 additional mins as needed, and up to an hour of presentation/discussion. Any idea what to expect/how to prepare?

like

Looking to switch things up... anyone have an leads on junior visual or experience design positions, preferably in the financial sector?

How do you get freelancing jobs in the US? I’m the UK I usually contact recruiters or agencies. Is the process different in the US?

like

Anyone else take Illustrator actions and scripts with them from job to job?

funnylike

Hello fellow designers. I will have an interview with a BPO company (role is Sr. UXD, and will be deployed to clients), and another with a design agency (role is Lead UI Designer). Both are fully remote. I’m located in APAC and it’s my first time to be interviewed by those industries, that’s why I’d like to ask for any advice on what to ask HR and the interviewer?

Some advice I got from my cousin was to ask the BPO company:
- the midshift and remote work is assured
- is there a sign on bonus

like

Currently work as an art director in the digital space. Was thinking of going more into UX. How easy/hard would it be to make that transition and any guidance?

like

I was reached out on LinkedIn by a design manager for a get-to-know call. I have never done a screening call with a design manager before. I haven’t sent her my resume— She didn’t ask, and I completely forgot.
My resume has my portfolio website and a password, but I kinda want to chat with her before sharing my work, so she can see how passionate I am and I am willing to learn before she sees my work. Is it okay if I don’t share my resume before the screening call? Or omit link to my website?

Thinking of deleting one design project that I’ve been working on before I quit because my company doesn’t deserve it. Will there be any serious issues?

funnylike

Does anyone have insight into salary ranges at McKinsey Design UK? Thinking of applying but not sure how salary compares to management consulting. Thanks

like

Hey guys! When u have password protected work on your portfolio bc of ur agency/client agreements, do you provide the password when applying for jobs? Or wait for contact so it’s not floating around?

Has any ever scored freelance by seeing bad design at a local event and contacting whoever was in charge and saying that you could help them in the future?

like

I currently work on a B2B (SaaS) product that has never ending things to be fixing and building which overall is great but the company isn’t doing that well and I feel really burnt out from being the only designer with no help. I’ve been thinking of leaving and many job openings are in more B2C spaces.

For those of you who work in UX/product design for e-commerce or B2C companies, do you find you have enough variety in your work to keep you engaged daily and do you like it?

like