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Met with a CCO for a role on a notoriously “challenging” account. Thirty minute Zoom, nothing in-depth. A few days later the recruiter emails like “Great news. We’ve talked to many people but they’d like to make an offer to you!” I’m thinking to myself, it was a 30 minute call, I’ve never met my direct manager, potential partner(s), etc...So these guys are just desperate to fill this role, right?

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It’s possible they love your work and had already made up their minds you were a top choice candidate just as long as you seemed like a nice human being in your CCO chat.

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Yikes. That does sound sketchy!

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Sounds like you’re working by yourself lmao

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Also depends on the agency: is it a huge step up for you? A big "sexy" name shop from which, if this account/job blows as much as you might fear, you could easily jump to something better?

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Yes, you should ask to meet more people etc. But if this is truly a good move agency-wise, and it's in NY vs. CHI and is at least a lateral move career-wise (unless you're going from working on a great creative, Cannes-winning brand to Depends adult diapers), then you don't want to OVER-think it and lose out due to skepticism about their quality due to their perceived desperation to have you. (i.e."I refuse to join any club that would have me for a member." - Groucho Marx)

Not to diminish your qualifications or the job offer but if they’re sugar-coating it by saying ‘challenging’ than the client is probably a nightmare. Odds are also that the turnover is high, and/or candidates are passing. At this point they could very well be looking for a body to fill the role, so if you take it, make sure you get paid well.

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Run.

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30 mins shows the value they've put on this decision.

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are you copy? i'm art... and it sounds like i just had the same exact experience

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ACD2 meet your new partner, ACD. 😆

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Are you on the art side?

Meet the team, especially whoever your partner is.

Send through a list of questions... this does sound a little weird

Dont do it, I’m still regretting taking a job at a place with 75 minutes worth of interviewing

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