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What are some of the best questions to ask on an interview to get a more accurate view of the company/team/etc?

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Good luck getting an unbiased answer. Whether it’s a question for the interview or just doing your homework, one of the most accurate ways I’ve found to tell how good an agency/team is is to look at the places people have recently left for. I’ve worked where people leave for top agencies and at others where they get out of the business altogether. Both accurately reflected the culture of the agency and quality of the work, leadership and talent there.

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I always like to ask them to share a little about the dynamics between the creative and account department.

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I always ask what’s one thing you’d change about the company. If they give a bullshit answer, I take it as a lack of honesty. If they give a real answer, it shows trust and transparency, two things I look for in team members.

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you’ve got to look for the nonverbals within the answers to these questions. especially if you’ve got account and creative paired together for the interview. signs of tension, uncomfortable body movements usually mean they’re telling you what you want to hear, and not what’s actually happening. good luck ... it’s worse than dating

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Ask them how to fail.

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What is the agency culture like?

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