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QuinStreet Interview

24 Questions and Answers Written by Helen Lee

Written on February 17th, 2019 |
Question 1 of 24
If hired for the sales position with QuinStreet, we may ask you to test different advertisements. Have you created split or A/B ads? What worked and did not work and why?
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How to Answer
Occasionally our clients may want you to run split advertisements. Split or A/B ads are two to three different ads for the same product. Both ads run simultaneously for short periods, after a few days, the ad with the best performance is kept and the money going towards the other one to two ads will be put towards the top performing ad. Alternatively, the same ad may run but targeted at different demographics.

Explain your experience with split ads, give specific examples. If you have never run a split ad, explain your knowledge of how they function.

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Question 2 of 24
Data security continues to be a concern for marketers when executing online advertising campaigns. What security issues do you find important as it relates to online advertising and how can your knowledge/experience help us at QuinStreet?
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How to Answer
Securing the personal data of its customers has been a top concern for many companies. When responding to this question, relay your knowledge of data security as it relates to digital advertising. Include any experience you may have working with security-related projects or issues. Before joining its team, QuinStreet will want to know that you are aware of the security issues companies face when executing Digital Advertising campaigns.

Question 3 of 24
In the healthcare services industry there are many emotions in a day. Have your emotions ever been in the way of your productivity?
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The interviewer wants to know if you consider yourself to be an emotionally driven person. Talk to the interviewer about your emotions and if they have ever affected your productivity at work.

Keep in mind - almost everyone is an emotional creature to some degree, but there are other ways that you can describe yourself that have a more positive connotation. If you are passionate, you could choose to refer to yourself as:

- Expressive
- Communicative
- Open
- Unreserved
- Warm Hearted

Question 4 of 24
What questions do you have for me about QuinStreet?
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How to Answer
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 items you could have found the answers to from merely 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 most significant change in this industry over the past three years?
- Is there any reason why you would not hire me?
Question 5 of 24
Companies partner with QuinStreet because of their arsenal of up-to-date marketing technologies and knowledge. What marketing tools do you work with regularly and how do you stay current on development updates and new product releases?
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How to Answer
Your interviewer wants to know how familiar you are with the industry's applications. They also want to know if you intentionally stay up-to-date on new programs, tools, and product developments.

You can list the most popular tools you currently work with or have worked with in the past, and mention whether you have worked on proprietary systems. Mention any skills with less common programs that are in demand.

Avoid mentioning programs that you haven't worked with for 3-5+ years, or any system you aren't comfortable enough to have a user-level technical discussion about. Also, don't mention proprietary systems by name unless they were built on a well-known framework where your knowledge could transfer.

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Writers for QuinStreet Answers and Questions

Helen Lee
Helen Lee is a freelance data analyst and writer with over 15 years of experience in the Marketing field working for companies and clients in a variety of industries including financial services, quick service restaurant (QSR), consumer packaged goods (CPG) and education technology. She has experience managing marketing research projects, conducting strategic analyses and writing and editing a variety of pieces including marketing material, blog entries and user guides.
Rachel Marcelle
Rachel Marcelle is a Full Desk Recruiter and Career Blogger whose passion is helping others to reach their goals. She helps HR Teams and Hiring Managers set realistic and appropriate staffing expectations in order to build the best possible teams, cultivate healthy cultures, and attain set business plans. She spends much of her time screening and coaching candidates. She works with them and hiring teams bilaterally, preparing them for all phases of the interview process, and continually networks to nurture opportunities for both companies and individuals.
Published: 02/17/2019

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