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Saw this on twitter earlier this week talking about uni interviews looool 😭

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I wouldn’t want to work for a place that asks that.

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“How did you surprise and delight the world during the global pandemic?”

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Let some interviewer try to shame me for not focusing on my “side hustle” during a global pandemic. 🙄 And also, learning to code would/should be a good “what I did during quarantine” story. Don’t know WTF this person is expecting.

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when this first started it was brought up that it’d be a good question for interviewees to ask the interviewers. Especially if they ask you, like in this hypothetical case. How’d you treat your employees during covid? How long did you wait before shifting to WFH? How’d you help the adjustment? It’s more telling to find out what a company has done, or didn’t do.

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“Learn to code” equates to playing xbox is so wildly out of touch.

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Yeah that’s gonna be a red flag for me, dog.

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Be prepared for interviewers to ask what you did during the pandemic. If your answer is that you spent a lot of time with your family or developed a working COVID vaccine, you’ll be viewed poorly...

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“I spent it making a bunch of spec brand logos that were separated apart.” Yeah, that.

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If you get asked this question, be sure to ask the recruiter what THEY did during the pandemic immediately afterwards. I’d love to hear those answers.

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“Well Karen, glad you asked. I was busy having a fever, cough, extreme fatigue, diarrhea and daily migraines. So, you were telling me about the free snacks in the kitchen on Wednesdays?”

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I would simply ask them back, how many pieces of award winning creative the agency put out during the pandemic and how many employees were let go.

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🔥🔥🔥

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“My uncle died from the virus. Watched his funeral on Zoom.” Then let the awkward silence fester.

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I played Xbox, just like before the pandemic started, and just like I will after things are back to normalish.

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Someone in the junior creative bowl said that them literally being an essential worker wasn’t good enough for a recruiter they talked to.

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Ah, got it now, thanks

“Stayed Home” should be enough

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Stayed home and didn’t infect anyone else? Any company that asks how productive you were during a once-in-a-generation pandemic is not a company I want to work for.

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Would be surprised if agencies asked this question outright. But when you interview you typically talk about what you’ve worked on, and many of us aren’t producing anything at work...so it would also surprise me if there wasn’t some competitive advantage gained by pursuing a side hustle right now.

Always. Definitely an advantage in having interesting things in your book. Even in normal times. It’s just that this twitter dude is taking the tone of a parent talking to a lazy college senior on summer break rather than scared professionals during a global pandemic.

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