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Web Content Specialist & Web Graphic Designer
Austin, TX

The process took 3 days - interviewed at National Financial Partners in June 2011.

Interview Details – NFP got back to me immediately but did a cold call phone interview without notice. Not a great start but...

In the Phone interview, I was asked why I was no longer at my recent position and my salary requirements. I was then invited to do 1:1 interview a few days later.

The personal interview format was open discussion and the marketing staff member I met with was amazing. I was invited back to do three more interviews the next day, two with management then the marketing team itself.

SOME GENERAL POINTERS:
1. Do your research and correlate it with your position.
2. They have a style guide, so they are not looking for rockstar designers.
3. Be committed to your specialty and be ready to articulate that.
5. KNOW: This is a NEW department at NFP
6. BEWARE---although the positions available often require 3-5 years experience, they talk about positions as entry level.
7. WATCH OUT: Job descriptions are top heavy, and employees complained of work load.

THE TEAM INTERVIEW:
The team interview is likely going to be the most challenging. The bull-pen is in a dark area of the floor and office space is limited. In the actual discussion, one person started by saying they don't talk much and gave generic answers and didn't seemed too enthusiastic about meeting or welcoming a potential teammate. Another, asked questions irrelevant to the post I desired and interrupted me to explain to what I was saying to other before I finished.

PRO:
The staff are working to make the best team with some high stakes concerns about growth in a newly created department. Keep low, be prepared, keep it simple and don't get caught up in the 'open-discussion' format.

CON:
They have combined several positions into one. It may take a lot of your time considering it is an entry level post by the management accounts.

Interview Question – What do you wanna be doing in 5-years and DON'T tell me working at NFP.   View Answer

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