Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- No OfferNegative Experience
I applied online – interviewed at RAPP.
Unprofessional is the word here. Roughly half of the email correspondence in setting up the initial phone screening had her use the wrong first name. Upon finalizing a time with their recruiter I received a phone call just over 15 minutes late with no apology other than as she was in her car the signal will likely drop in the garage.
Yes, the signal dropped and yes, she was in her car. That was a first.
The questions from the get go were more confrontational than anything as though challenging my 15 years of experience as a data analyst in a variety of industries. That I would need to be okay not being front and center with clients (I prefer it, actually) only to retort with needing to sometimes fill in for an account manager as necessary (of course).
And as she was driving, there was no access to either my resume or notes pertaining to my background that could be referenced.
It was clearly the end of her day and interviewing me was a a clear formality to check off her to do list.
Follow up emails garnered zero response and must say that I may have dodged a bullet.
- Would I be okay working under a director who had only 12 years of experience - but all agency. 1 Answer
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at RAPP (El Segundo, CA) in May 2015.
Consisted of a Skype interview with three members of the team. I had previous internship experience in media. This is an area they do not offer an internship in, so they probed about why I was seeking an internship with them. Asked a few "fun" questions. If you could be any animal which would you be and why? If you were stuck in an island, etc. Overall friendly interviewers. Response took about 7 days upon which I was told they had gone with a better qualified applicant.
- Why are you interested in RAPP? Answer Question
- Which capability do you think you would be a best fit for? Answer Question
- Why are you interested in the advertising industry? Answer Question
- You didn't major in advertising, so how did you end up wanting to be part of the ad industry? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online – interviewed at RAPP.
initial Phone interview with director , individual in person interviews with directors and team, case study presentation to entire group. initial phone interview and in person interviews about a week apart. all in person interviews on same day
- Regular interview questions. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at RAPP (El Segundo, CA).
The process took about a month from the time I applied, but once the ball's rolling, it only took about two week to hear back from them after I emailed and asked for an update, and I did not get an offer. First, there was a phone screen. Two days later they called me in for an in-person interview. The schedule included three mini sessions with two individual and a group, followed by an Excel test. Overall it was a positive experience.
- What are your two strengths and weakness? Answer Question
- No Offer
Sent in resume and portfolio through online, received a call and set up a date to interview. Interviewed with the Art Director. Received additional email a couple days later informing me I did not get the offer.
- Design weakness Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university – interviewed at RAPP.
Submitted resume at university career fair and submitted an additional resume and cover letter through my undergraduate career services office. I was then contacted via email to set up a Skype interview. Following the interview I received a call offering me the internship.
- Pretty straightforward, casual, asked about my qualifications, why I was interested in this position and this company, then it became more conversational, we discussed marketing trends. Answer Question
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week – interviewed at RAPP (New York, NY).
The HR contacted me and setup for an in-person interview directly. I had to ask him to setup a phone interview before. I met in person for about 2 hours and got the offer next day.
The interview was easy and shared my work experience.
I asked for more but it didn't work. I should have been a little more adamant.
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at RAPP (Irving, TX).
Preliminary phone interview with recruiter and scheduled an in-person interview. After getting a quick tour of the workplace, I spoke with 2 people individually with whom I'd be working under and was asked to come back for a second round interview the next day. I spoke with 3 more people individually in 30-minute intervals who I'd also work with (one didn't read my resume beforehand) and got an offer the next day over a phone call from the recruiter. Very fast process, which is understandable since it was for immediate hire.
- Who inspires you / Who makes you cringe? 1 Answer
I tried to negotiate a higher salary, but the proposed wage was already higher than market value for the position. I agree, so I didn't continue to negotiate and accepted the original salary.
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at RAPP (New York, NY) in March 2014.
The interview was relatively simple and quick. I met with the HR manager, and then the department managers. It was only about 20 minutes, in total. The hiring process took a while, since they took forever to get back to me and respond as to whether I got the job or not
- Nothing, really. They ask what you expect to get out of the internship, which is kind of difficult when you're not really sure what they have to offer and what you actually can get out of it. Answer Question
I didn't really need to negotiate anything. They offered, I accepted.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at RAPP (El Segundo, CA) in January 2014.
Very detailed and pretty much understood the concept of the company's goals and expectations. They seemed pretty much and very laid back creatives. I also had the opportunity to meet other creatives while taking a tour around the office. I was happy when I found out they were pleased with our thought process for the Fuji Film Instax.
- Doing the prompt for the presentation. Answer Question
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