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Freelance Copywriter was asked...December 29, 2016

What makes you a good fit for the position?

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I discussed my experience.


What types of work do you want?

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Contract, consistent and at a fair rate.

Why apply for the position of Junior Copywriter considering you're a graduate of Fine Arts?

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Conceptualizing ideas, working with a team, being challenged is really my passion. During the latter years of my studies, I have executed some work which allowed me to discover my passion for writing. I did love to make art but I have not reached the point where I was ready to create one for others and work under pressure. With my love for storytelling, I never felt any negative pressure even though I had to meet deadlines or even beat ones. Less


Comfortable with quick turnaround times?

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He wanted to know what current advertising campaigns I liked. He was patient and not demanding when I thought for a moment about my answer.

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I mentioned a digital campaign for Capital One and a television campaign for Glade. He wasn't aware of either, which meant I had to describe them in detail, which offered the opportunity to demonstrate my impressive vocabulary. Less


There is no other interview other than the grammatical test.

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This question is not applicable.


Where do you see yourself location-wise and career-wise in the future?

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I answered honestly.

Swanson Russell Associates

Why do you want to work here.

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My interests align with the client base and the work coming out of Swanson Russell is pretty outstanding. Seems like a great team! Less

MarketSmiths Content Strategists

"Take a look at the below examples of copy and really get a feel for their voice. ... Write a short paragraph opener for a (web) page..."

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I did my best to match the style and tone. They respectfully rejected my first attempt, but gave me a second chance...which, again, they respectfully rejected. I was disappointed, but everything was straightforward and honest. This is a company with high standards, and they know just what they want from their copywriters. I hope to get a chance to work with them on other accounts in the future. Less

Ogilvy Health

Can you keep track of references and annotations?

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