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Assistant Media Planner was asked...August 26, 2010

What is one thing you are currently working on about yourself?

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I answered that recently with my current job search I have been trying to spend less time working on looking for my ideal job and more time for myself to get my mind of things outside of looking for a job. The interviewer quickly retorted jokingly that this position would make it hard for me to do that with the amount of work and hours I would put in. Less

The above answer seems like it would not get someone a job. I think saying that you are working to become more familiar with the industry by reading books and trade magazines more consistently. Less

I don't think you should play into the media planner's hand on this. Be honest, have integrity, and say something meaningful you are working on. Examples: "I'm trying to listen more intently to others" or "I'm trying to expand my knowledge by reading more books." Make yourself a well-rounded candidate. Less


Speak to your previous experience on your resume? Why media? Are you familiar with some of the media tools in the industry? Strengths/weaknesses? Are you a team player?

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No, I did not have a video interview. One phone interview with three employees.

I also had a video interview with dentsu Aegis, then an invitation for an in person interview with Carat. Are they the same? Less

Hi, I am not sure if you will get this message, but did you have a video interview before your in person interview? Less

Riley Hayes Advertising

What are your plans following graduation

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Hoping to move to Minneapolis and move into an agency role.

Garage / Team Mazda

If you were a tree, which one would you be?

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What is your favorite current Mullen campaign?

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At the time is was a life insurance commercial that was particularly tearjerking. Less


Why am I interested in the position?

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As a recent college grad I was especially eager to gain experience in the media world. I knew that I would be able to learn a lot about the position and company in order to learn where my career should go. Less

Carmichael Lynch

Why Carmicheal Lynch?

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I am really impressed with Carmicheal Lynch's portfolio and clients and I am highly interested in working with these clients and media planning. Less

Havas Media

So tell me about yourself? Tell me about X company, What did you do at X company?

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My elevator pitch includes: mentioning the different industries I worked with, the type of setting I worked in (group or alone), the kind of people I worked with and their background, where I gained most of my leadership skill from, and any extra activities/organizations I worked with. A brief explanation of what company X does and industry they're in. And what I helped them accomplish. Less

Haworth Marketing + Media

What was if any - my previous agency experience?

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Did not have, but had other marketing experience.


What work experience do you have?

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As a recent college graduate I was only able to speak to my internships.

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