At interview, expect to be asked about your knowledge of the agency you’re applying for, including knowing about their recent work and the advertising industry at large. Here we give you some tips on how to prepare and commonly asked interview questions.
If you are interviewing for a creative position, you will be asked to bring examples of your work so be prepared to talk about your role in the work you show and the process you used to get to the idea.
If you are going to a media agency their work may also be creative in nature – for example producing content or having ideas for campaigns; but also they will have inspired data insights and media channel/platform choices.
Thoroughly read through the brief for the role and make a list of the responsibilities and skills that are required for the role. Come up with examples of times you have displayed those skills or held those responsibilities and practise your responses.
Thoroughly research the agency and search any news stories about them. Get a feel for their achievements; client wins, latest advertising and recent hires. Check them out on LinkedIn and follow them so that you are current with their news.
Find out who will be interviewing you and research them on LinkedIn and in other spaces. See what they write about and what their interests are.
Always remember the name of people who have interviewed you – you may get asked.
Be on time.
This is not an exhaustive list but practising responses to these will have you interview-ready. Be clear, concise, and confident in your replies.
There are many external sites which give good interview advice generally, for example UCAS Career’s pages.
You might want to stand out even more by creating and sharing something like a Vizzy profile in advance of your meeting. Vizzy is a new, and free, software tool which gives you a new way to do your CV. Promote your interests, passions, skills and even your psychometrics, which have been designed to play to your strengths, alongside your work experience and projects in a user-friendly and visually captivating way to help the interviewer know more about you and what makes you tick.