I applied online - interviewed at The Campus Special in March 2012.
Interview Details – I applied online and got a call to start the interview process about a week later. I went through three standard interviews and then found out I got the job after about a month from initially submitting my application. The whole process was easy to follow and was conducted in a timely manner.
Interview Question – Being asked to sell advertising to a Subway on the spot over the phone. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at The Campus Special in March 2013.
Interview Details – I first came across Campus Special at my University's Career fair. I spent sometime talking with the recruiter. The Company's head quartered in my hometown so I mainly just chatted with her about that, she eventually asked me for my resume. Thought very little of it, Sales wasn't even on my radar at the time. About a week later I received a phone call from one of their Regional Managers, I wasn't entirely prepared for the phone interview to last as long as it did (60-80min.) He asked me situation-oriented questions about Sales pitching and handling clients, if I had any prior experience that would substantiate my answers. After my first interview, he moved me onto the next round which was a longer phone interview with a National Sales Manager, who asked a lot of difficult questions about prior business relations I had in the area, what extracurriculars I was involved in, how my involvement and experiences could help better the company in the region. He placed a lot of emphasis on rejection and conducted the interview in a fairly monotone matter, made it difficult to gauge how the interview was going. After the interview he said "We'll be in touch". I got a phone call about a month later from another Regional Sales Manager offering me the position, he was unable to disclose who else had been offered the job, how many would be on the team and wanted my response within 48 hours. At the time, I was waiting to hear back from several other companies to weigh my choices and asked for an extension. I ultimately accepted the job because it was projected to provide me with a versatile set of experiences I wouldn't have gotten with any other company or internship. In April, the Company flew all of the Account Executives in the Nation to Chicago for a crash course in sales training. The 72 intensive training weekend, however, was not enough. If I didn't have a background in sales or a support system of family members in high up sales positions at other companies guiding me and often providing more insight and leadership than the Company itself could provide, I most likely would have quit. Additionally, there were four of us on our Sales Team and only two of finished the internship successfully, which in my opinions leaves something to be said for recruiting, screening and training young adults for their first run at Cold Calling.
Interview Question – You will face a lot of rejection in this job, how do you plan to not let it affect you? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation, you are considered an independent contractor to the Company, you are also responsible to paying the Company back for time and money spent on training you if you leave the company. Additionally there is very little transparency about the salary structure for the Company as a whole and little transparency for salaries earned by Account Executives before you. Could be potentially detrimental for those who depend on making a specific amount of money during the summer.
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at The Campus Special in March 2013.
Interview Details – They will make you do a mock sales pitch, so have it typed out on a sheet of paper, and watch their instructional videos on Youtube to get a feel of how they want the sales pitch to go. Overall, this is the most important part of getting hired!
Also, don't be surprised if the interviewer is somewhat standoffish. They do this just to see how you deal with unkind people. In sales, you'll deal with some people that are really unkind, and it's important to them that they understand your level of calm and professionalism.
Interview Question – Besides from the mock sales pitch, they asked if you think that it's talent or hard work that gets you the job. Remember to say it's hard work. Success is about the fundamentals of consistency, positivity and hard work. Campus Special is all about that. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at The Campus Special.
Interview Details – The interview process was done over the phone, and was pretty relaxed. Most questions that were asked were basic and I was prepared for them. They offered me the position via follow-up phone call a few weeks later.
Interview Question – Because the position of campus representative hand-picks a team of peers to work with, they asked "Do you feel you can adequately work as a superior to your group of friends or peers" Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at The Campus Special in February 2013.
Interview Details – First round HR interview just getting to know you. Second round a little more difficult with a sales manager. Third round is a follow up.
Interview Question – Try to sell Dominos. View Answer
Negotiation Details – None. Commision.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at The Campus Special in March 2013.
Interview Details – Submitted Resume and Application through email. Got a surprise initial interview (laid back just casual talking, some role play). Set interview with the president of the company (talking about myself, how this would benefit my career, and role play).
Interview Question – Role playing: Pretend you already work for us, what would your sales pitch be. How would you respond to this rejection? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at The Campus Special in April 2013.
Interview Details – Interview process was straight forward. Had 2 phone interviews as the company was located on the east coast. Asked behavior questions and to give sales pitch to companies. Having some logic and an approach for sales would be recommended.
Interview Question – Pretend I'm a store and how would you convince me to be a part of your campus deals? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Lot's of business to business travel.
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at The Campus Special.
Interview Details – They will either email you or you contact them to learn more about the internship. Then you will go through three phone interviews. The interviews were not hard. They ask you the standard questions about the jobs. Just go on youtube and look up tips about phone interviews and you will be fine.
Interview Question – They will ask you to do scenario of a sale pitch you may say to an owner. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – none- commission base- only 10%
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at The Campus Special in April 2013.
Interview Details – Basic online application through their website. 2 phone interviews. First One with National Sales Manager within a week after submitted application. He asked basic questions about your education and experience, then a mock on-the-spot sale pitch. Then he would set up time for 2nd interview If you've done well. 2nd interview would be with Regional Manager. Similar processes and questions
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself?
3 strengths and weaknesses?
Imagine I'm a restaurant owner, explain to me why I should advertise on campus special? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at The Campus Special.
Interview Details – They tried to sell me hard on the company - they had recruiters who were previous interns tell me how this internship changed their lives. It had a cult like feeling to it. It was very clear they were calling from a call center as there was a ton of background noise and i could barely hear her.
Interview Question – How would you deal with rejection? I thought initially i would deal with it well but once you begin to work here for a month you realize they screw over all their clients year after year and it begins to weigh on you ethically. View Answer
Negotiation Details – 10% commission that isnt worth your time
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Pros: “Amazing team of managers, everyone is there to help you as much as possible. Don't get me wrong you work long hours and get paid only commission If you can afford that you will set…” “Amazing team of managers, everyone is there to help you as much as possible. Don't get me wrong you work long hours and get paid only commission If you can afford that you will set yourself up to get a job after graduation, no doubt. Without campus special I don't even know where I would be. I would recommend it to anyone.” – Full Review
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