any bees in marketing??

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m in marketing.  In my opinion, if you know the basics and can answer behavioral questions, that’s about 1/2 of what I look for in a candidate.  But the other big part, especially in marketing, is passion.  Smile a lot, be sincere, be expressive, show your passion for why you want the job and why you want to work at the company.

We interviewed someone a few weeks ago that had no passion and a very lame answer to the question “Why do you want to work for _____ Company?”.  Needless to say he didn’t get the job and he did have the skills.

Post # 6
489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I’m a CEO, and marketing is definitely part of my job.  As long as you have a general idea of the business and present yourself well you should be fine.  The most important thing I look for when hiring contractors is their ability to speak well (and honestly) and eye contact.  If you mumble, try to avoid a question, or speak without looking at me you’re gone.  I don’t have time for that and I refuse to risk my bottom line on someone who can’t have a straightforward conversation.  Relax, act (and *look*) professional, and be honest and you should be fine! Good luck!!! 

Post # 7
1843 posts
Buzzing bee

I would say creativity is an element most marketing directors like in their staff. So if there is an answer where you could show them your creativity, then go for it. 

Post # 10
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m in marketing/communications, and recently was interviewing for a new job. I got a lot of questions about social media, which sites I’m on, which I think are strong and why…..might depend on the company, but something to think about.

I also found a lot of companies asked about marketing campaigns: who did I think had one that stood out recently (for good or bad), and why? 

Good luck!

Post # 11
920 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I have a degree in marketing and currently work as an associate at a company. A lot of it is just processing work flows and less of creative marketing. Which I like- anyways I would make sure they know about your ability to multitask, manage projects, meet deadlines, as well as uour creative side. 

Post # 13
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@amandasouthcarolina:  I’m in the product development side of marketing so I got asked alot about managing timelines, launching innovative products, what happened when a project wasn’t going on track, team working, managing people that don’t directly report to me, etc.

Here is a good site for sample questions:

When I interview for jobs, I go through lots of behavioral questions and pull out examples from my resume that would help answer them.  It’s really good to start trying to remember all the stuff that happened at your previous jobs that can be used as fodder for any behavioral question.  Try to pull out 2-3 examples from each job you have had that show teamwork, ability to meet timelines, work with all different types of personalities, creative problem solving, etc.

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