I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Ketchum.
Interview Details – First I had an initial phone call with HR and then I spoke with the team leader. After that I was giving a writing test and a few weeks later I was called that I had gotten the position.
Interview Question – Be sure to know exactly what the team you are applying for does. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at Ketchum.
Interview Details – My resume was forwarded to HR by a friend. Telephone interview with the Head of HR was followed by another with a different member of the HR team who then indicated they would be in contact with further details. No information was received and follow up communications weren't responded to.
Interview Question – None, standard questions on my experience and interest in the role and the company. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Ketchum in March 2011.
Interview Details – The interview process was very long and very drawn out. There were a few rounds of interviews, followed by a press release contest, as well as an online video contest. In the final interview, the team sounded generally disinterested in hiring.
Interview Question – There were none Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at Ketchum in December 2011.
Interview Details – I submitted a resume and cover letter in December, then was contacted by an HR rep for a phone interview. She asked the usual questions - my work history, my strengths and weaknesses, why I'd be a good candidate, etc.
I then had an in-person interview before the holidays, where I met with four people from the team. The conversation went well and I don't remember being thrown any curve balls. Everyone was really nice and friendly, but asked good questions. I felt like I got along well with everyone and that I'd be a good fit here.
After that, I had to do a timed writing test which included writing a five-question survey, doing some research, etc.
After submitting that, I stayed in contact with HR but didn't get an offer until February.
Interview Question – I think the writing test was probably the most difficult, but it wasn't impossible. The hardest part was that it was timed, so I had to complete it within 90 minutes. That time was just barely enough. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was offered an amount that I was very happy with and did not negotiate. I do wish I had asked for more vacation days.
I applied online - interviewed at Ketchum in May 2013.
Interview Details – I had a total of two interviews. One with a VP from one state and the human resources director and the second interview with two AC's, one AE and one VP for another office in another state. Each interview process lasted for about an hour, 30 minutes with HR and 30 minutes with the VP of that practice and vice versa, for the AC and AE's. Everything was over Skype due to my location. Make sure to fully prepare, as far as 'Why Ketchum" and which software programs you've used. I was also asked the question "where do you see yourself within the next few years."
Interview Question – How would you handle tasks that all needed to be completed within the same time frame. What would you do? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Save up for the internship program if you're relocationg to a different state.
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Ketchum in March 2013.
Interview Details – Was contacted via email for a phone interview after application. Went through two rounds of interviews. Interviewers very positive and supportive. Even if it was phone interviews, they were very conversational. Very efficient communication. Although I was not selected in the end, I felt being respected and might go back and apply with them again.
Interview Question – All are common interview questions about your previous experience and knowledge in PR. (e.g. tell me about the XYZ internship you have done; why PR) Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at Ketchum.
Interview Details – Was interviewed by the sustainability and pr groups of the company for a sustainability internship. Pleasant and nice staff who asked high quality questions about my experiences, which were not traditional because I have a background in science rather than pr or business.
Interview Question – Do you have an interest in pr? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Ketchum.
Interview Details – I found the job posting online, submitted my resume and within two weeks I had an interview with Human Resources. After the initial interview, I was notified that two members of the team I would be a part of wanted to interview with me. The questions were definitely in-depth about the position, my career goals, strengths and weakness, etc.
Interview Question – I had to elaborate on my experiences with a skill very specific to my job. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Yes, I was able to negociate my salary to a higher amount.
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Ketchum.
Interview Details – After sending in an application, you answer 4-5 questions about the PR industry (mostly creative). Then there is an initial phone interview with HR, and if you make it through you have a separate phone interview with the practice(s) you applied for.
Interview Question – What are the top 10 brands that you would like to work for? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation -- flat hourly rate for a 3 month internship
I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Ketchum.
Interview Details – Everyone that i met at Ketchum was yet another rock star. The company is known for molding smart young professionals that move on to something else for a while but many come back. The process was clear, efficient and very informed as far as timeframes, when next meetings were to take place, who i would be meeting with, etc. I talked with an HR person from NY who seemed as though she had been in the LA office all along. I met with the m woman who would be my supervisor and she was very candid with me throughout the process which i appreciated very much. It was the smoothest interview process i have ever gone through (doesn't mean the easiest one but definitely the smoothest!).
Interview Question – I had been prepped on this by a friend of mine at the agency THANK GOODNESS but i was asked what were five articles that I had read in either the NY Times or USA Today that morning and why were they of interest!! Awesome question that I use today!! Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Never take the first offer and if there are salary ranges that employers say that have to keep between to keep things fair they can usually give a signing bonus that isn't considered part of your salary so make sure you're asking for that or holding it in your back pocket
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