What kind of questions would you ask in your first meeting with someone who is trying to poach you for their agency? I’ve never had the “upper hand” before so to speak. Should I expect to talk about potential salary or anything in this first meeting? How is this gonna go??? 😂

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In the past I usually start with asking how they heard about me or why they think I’d be a good fit, what they can give me that I’m not getting at my current agency, who I’d be working under or managing, and what the best piece of work the agency wanted to make but couldn’t.

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make them stand outside your office in the pouring rain with a speaker playing ‘97-‘05 R&B music

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By “poach”, do you mean “looking to hire you”? Like a job interview?

Here’s a good list of questions:

https://medium.com/me/stats/post/b731151eafca https://medium.com/me/stats/post/b731151eafca

And that’s a great read thank you!

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“Thanks but we’re too far apart on money.”

You need to find out what they’re looking for and decide if that’s something you can and want to fulfill. I find an open conversation is better than asking questions.

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