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What gives you satisfaction in this particular career?

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1.

What gives you satisfaction in this particular career?

Job satisfaction is a major factor in whether people stay or leave their employers. Talk to the interviewer about what satisfies you about your career and why you continue to stay on this particular path.

Ryan's Answer #1

"I am very satisfied in this career path and I believe it is because I am able to help people on a daily basis. It is important for me to feel as though I am contributing to my community and this career certainly generates those feelings."

Ryan's Answer #2

"My satisfaction always comes from a job well done. I am self-led and disciplined so my satisfaction truly comes from within."

2.

What sources do you look to when solving complicated problems?

The interviewer wants to know that you are able to think outside the box, or even ask for help, when you are stuck on a complicated problem.

Maybe you look to a mentor or boss for advice. Perhaps you have handbooks, manuals and systems you turn to for help. Offer some relevant examples based on your industry. If you work in the medical field, you may turn to textbooks, online research, colleagues or even patient's history to find the right solution. If you work in customer service, you may ask the customer what they need in order to find the best way to solve the problem.

Show the interviewer that you are knowledgeable and equipped to handle these types of scenarios.

Ryan's Answer #1

"When I am faced with a complicated problem, I will look to the resources that my current company has provided me. The answer is almost always in there. If it's more of a moral dilemma vs. a knowledge based dilemma, I will ask my supervisor for his thoughts and opinion since I value him as a mentor and expert in our industry."

Ryan's Answer #2

"In order to solve a complex issue, I will reach out to a manager or mentor from a previous role to ask them how they've handled such issues in the past. I am always ready to dive back into our handbook, but these types of scenarios are often not covered there, which is why I really value a human, experiential approach. I know that there are so many folks in the industry who have so much to teach me and have probably already "been-there-done-that", so I love to utilize them as a resource."

3.

Being able to think creatively is important at IPG. If you had a very small budget to work with, what marketing technique would you use first?

The interviewer would like to see that you are creative and inventive at the same time. Marketing and branding can be easier with a big budget so, what are you made of when the budget is low? Discuss some of your favorite methods of marketing on a small budget.

Ryan's Answer #1

"In my opinion, social media marketing is the absolute best solution for anyone on a tight budget. You can easily reach your client and fan base by using Snapchat, Instagram Stories, and Facebook Live. They may take extra prep time but are perfect for the budget conscious client."

Ryan's Answer #2

"If I had a small budget to work with, the first thing I would focus on is building a strong email list for the company or project in question. Email lists are valuable and in order to create one I would offer a download, resource, or free product in exchange for the potential email address. Consumers are very drawn to a hook like that."

4.

Tell me about your experiences giving presentations in front of large groups.

Public speaking can be intimidating so assure the interviewer that you are capable of communicating well in front of large groups. Have you taken any courses or training in public speaking? Perhaps you have so much experience that it comes second nature. Assure the interviewer that you are capable of giving presentations.

Ryan's Answer #1

"In my past 2 roles I have been responsible for regularly presenting to my team of 43 staff as well as to our entire warehouse team of over 200. I have taken a couple of Toastmasters sessions which helped a great deal. I am a confident public speaker."

Ryan's Answer #2

"Presenting to large groups is a big part of successfully rolling out large communications to teams organization wide. I have experience preparing the deck to be presented to ensure it is simple and thorough. I utilize different communication techniques to make a presentation fun, interesting, and engaging."

5.

What do you know about our clients at IPG?

Getting to know IPG before your interview is a very important step. In addition to reviewing the company history, you also want to have a good understanding of who IPG services, collaborates with, and does the bulk of their business with. A thorough read through their website, online reviews, and a Google search can tell you a lot.

Ryan's Answer #1

"From the research that I have conducted, it appears that the bulk of your clients are within the consumer services sector. It is apparent, after reading through your website and online reviews, that you have a strong client base and a very faithful client following. I would love to learn more about your biggest clients and the work you do for them."

Ryan's Answer #2

"I understand that the majority of your client are owners of small to medium business"

6.

Do you prefer doing work on a routine day-to-day basis or do you prefer mixing up your routine occasionally?

Are you the type of individual who prefers to know what the routine will be, or do you thrive on the challenge and excitement of unpredictability?

Ryan's Answer #1

"I prefer working in a more predictable environment because I can be more effective in my tasks. With that said, I can certainly work in an unpredictable environment from time to time."

Ryan's Answer #2

"I really like variety because it keeps me on my toes, and gives me the opportunity to learn additional skills while exercising my current knowledge. I am also able to work in a routine but do prefer to switch things up from time to time."

7.

We have a culture of collaboration and high energy here at IPG. Describe your workplace personality in 3 words.

The interviewer would like to know what first comes to mind when you are asked to describe your personality. Be prepared by writing down some keywords ahead of time that best describe you.

If you can, visit the company website, read their job posting and see if you can find a common set of descriptive words that seem to resonate really well with IPG. Incorporate those if you can. Avoid giving generic, run-of-the-mill answers and make sure to compliment IPG on their efforts when it comes to an energetic workplace culture.

Ryan's Answer #1

"I can see that you have a great energy here and I've really enjoyed that during this interview process. If I could describe my personality in 3 words I would say that I am motivated, positive, and dedicated. After researching your company further, I believe I am a strong fit for the culture that you have worked so hard to achieve."

Ryan's Answer #2

"Other words you could use to describe your workplace personality:

- Ambitious
- Approachable
- Cooperative
- Charismatic
- Diiligent
- Efficient
- Energetic
- Focused
- Inquisitive
- Meticulous
- Patient
- Responsible"

8.

What questions do you have for me?

It's always a great idea to have questions ready for the interviewer. Review the company website and other online resources to ensure the questions you are asking are not mundane, or redundant. The last thing an interviewer wants to hear is a list of questions you could have found the answers to from simply watching a video on their company site!

Here are some sample questions:

- When would you like to have this position filled?
- How long has this role been vacant?
- Is this a replacement search or a newly created role?
- What is your favorite part about working here?
- What is the company's primary goal for this position in the next 12 months?
- Is there anything from my background and experience that I can clarify for you?
- What do you see as the biggest change in this industry over the past 3 years?
- Is there any reason why you would not hire me?

Ryan's Answer

"Thank you for asking - I do have a few questions. What is top of mind when it comes to filling this role? In addition, what types of career growth opportunities would follow this position? And lastly, do you have internal candidates who are also interviewing for this position?"

9.

Tell me about one of the most rewarding experiences you had working on a team. What made it rewarding?

The interviewer wants to hear that you feel accomplished through teamwork. Talk about a time when you felt fulfilled through a team setting or project collaboration.

An example may be a time when you worked on a team project in University, a recent work collaboration, or possibly an extracurricular experience such as coaching a little league team.

Discuss the positive results of the teamwork and how you attained a positive outcome as a group.

Ryan's Answer #1

"The most rewarding team work experience that I have had was in my last year of university. We were assigned a project in teams of 4 which accounted for quite a large part of our grade. I believe everyone pulled more than their own weight because so much was at stake. Team work is very rewarding when everyone has sometime to win, or lose."

Ryan's Answer #2

"One of my most rewarding team work experiences was while I was attending University. I learned so much by working with my classmates. I gained new problem solving skills and learned a lot from their research preferences."

10.

What is your current salary?

A potential employer will often base their offer on your current salary. You should be transparent about your most recent earnings and be prepared to back up any salary requests.

Ryan's Answer #1

"I am currently earning a base salary of $78,000 plus a car allowance of $900/month and health benefits. I am looking for a competitive salary in my next position."

Ryan's Answer #2

"I am currently making $100,000 per year with two bonus opportunities. I am looking for compensation that is aligned with the role and provides opportunity for growth."

11.

What do you think our company's biggest challenge is?

What is this particular company's biggest challenge, and how do you think that you can assist?

Ryan's Answer #1

"After speaking with you further about the company, and this role, I believe that the biggest challenge this company has faced is in hiring the right talent. I have a strong background in recruitment as well as management and do feel that I can assist with this hurdle. Having the right team players is imperative to a company's success and, if we can tackle that, I see great things happening."

Ryan's Answer #2

"That is a tough question because I have not spend time working within your organization. Knowing the industry, my best guess would be that the biggest challenge is the same challenge any marketing company faces, and that is keeping up with the fast paced changes in marketing, advertising, and social media."

12.

How do you think your early career will help you succeed in this position?

Did you start working at a young age? Perhaps you have held some tough jobs earlier in your career? Many hiring managers agree that the best employees are ones with 'grit' and whom have held a 'dirty job' or two in their lives. Talk to the interviewer about your early work experience.

Ryan's Answer #1

"I have been working since I was just 14 years old. My first job was as a shop hand for my father who was a mechanic. I had to sweep, clean, greet customers and order parts. It was a great way for me to get my hands dirty and I was taught excellent customer service skills from an early age. Everything that I learned during that time has helped me to stay grounded and humble in my career."

Ryan's Answer #2

"My early career taught me great work ethic and positively shaped my communication skills. I look forward to applying these skills to this role with your company."

13.

In your opinion, what has been the biggest breakthrough in social media marketing as of late?

The interviewer is asking this question because they would like to know that you keep up to date on social media trends. The more you know, the more apparent it is that you have a genuine interest in this industry. To an interviewer, this gives added security that you are in this career for the long term. Discuss a recent change in social media marketing and how you think it will change the face of the marketing industry.

Ryan's Answer #1

"I think that the whole idea of Facebook Live is a game changer. This puts large and small brands in the same space where they can offer free and direct communication with their consumers. The options are now endless! Virtual tours, live give-away's, and private looks backstage....it's really incredible."

Ryan's Answer #2

"I would say that the biggest change that social media marketing will see in the next few months is the decline of visible organic content and the extra push for paid or boosted content to have priority."

14.

Do people see you as a trustworthy and honest individual?

It is easy to say that you are trustworthy and honest but it's best if you can back it up with a review or words from a previous supervisor.

Ryan's Answer #1

"I am told quite often that I am an honest and trustworthy individual and you will be able to hear that directly from my supervisor when you call for a reference. I hold honesty and trustworthiness as very important virtues."

Ryan's Answer #2

"My friends and family rely on me heavily because I am trustworthy and honest. They can count on me to be straightforward with them and depend on me to be there when it matters least or most."

15.

What type of work environment allows you to be the most productive?

Are you able to be productive in any environment? Are there particular types of environments that you find distracting? Discuss your preferences with the interviewer. Be sure to research the type of environment that is offered in this position prior to the interview.

Ryan's Answer #1

"I understand that your work environment is very collaborative. I come from a similar environment and found that I could be very productive when there was the 'buzz' of a team around me. I can also be productive in quieter environments although that isn't my preference."

Ryan's Answer #2

"I work well in a high pressure, demanding environment that requires you to work smart and make your mark. I am competitive in nature and love to be personally challenged."

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Interview Questions

  1. What gives you satisfaction in this particular career?
  2. What sources do you look to when solving complicated problems?
  3. Being able to think creatively is important at IPG. If you had a very small budget to work with, what marketing technique would you use first?
  4. Tell me about your experiences giving presentations in front of large groups.
  5. What do you know about our clients at IPG?
  6. Do you prefer doing work on a routine day-to-day basis or do you prefer mixing up your routine occasionally?
  7. We have a culture of collaboration and high energy here at IPG. Describe your workplace personality in 3 words.
  8. What questions do you have for me?
  9. Tell me about one of the most rewarding experiences you had working on a team. What made it rewarding?
  10. What is your current salary?
  11. What do you think our company's biggest challenge is?
  12. How do you think your early career will help you succeed in this position?
  13. In your opinion, what has been the biggest breakthrough in social media marketing as of late?
  14. Do people see you as a trustworthy and honest individual?
  15. What type of work environment allows you to be the most productive?
  16. If you could start your career over again, what direction would you take?
  17. At IPG we value continued education. If you could choose any marketing related course to attend, what would you choose?
  18. At IPG we look for those with a sincere interest in marketing and advertising. Tell me about your favorite project at the moment.
  19. Our industry is innovative and ever-changing. How do you stay on top of industry related news?
  20. At IPG we seek to hire those who can think on their feet. Choose a popular brand and tell me one thing you would do to improve their branding.
  21. At IPG we provide marketing services to a wide range of customers. Are you prepared to deal with a variety of personalities?
  22. How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?
  23. Tell me about your greatest work accomplishment.
  24. Why do you want this job with IPG?
  25. How do you deal with uncomfortable situations?
  26. Tell me about a time when you took the initiative to improve work related procedures.
  27. When have you taught someone important skills or knowledge, in the workplace?
  28. If you had $50,000 to build your own business, what would you do?
  29. What would you do if a client asked you about a product or service and you were unsure of the answer?
  30. How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?
  31. Do you have difficulty working in a team environment?
  32. Why do you believe you will have success in this position with IPG?
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