Dear Experts, I recently was invited to an on-site interview with a marketing firm. When I received the e-mail with all the necessary information, I was sent a document detailing a business scenario that will be further discussed during the interview. The interview panel would like me to think about answers or recommendations for this scenario. This is my first time encountering this type of interview tactic; I have answered the scenario questions, but is there any other advice you can provide? Thanks! Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: Q#266 This approach is 2 understand ur work style. Tie n answers 2 job description n show results of actions. (@kgrantcareers) Q#266 Common tactic 2 C how u think; align ur ideas w/co vision/strategy, drive 2 results; run by profl frnd. (@juliaerickson) Q#266 Scenario likely from real life. Study the company to get their POV. Prepare to discuss as their employee, not personal. (@iplawman) Q#266 Practice/record/replay ur responses; write down similar scenarios u've actually experienced/succeeded in addressing. (@ValueIntoWords) Q#266 Think through diff't scenarios-be able to explain your choices. Practice discussing it. +Research. (@keppie_careers) Q#266 They're giving you the opportunity to shine. Take advantage of it! (@beneubanks) Q#266 It's to see if you're a match w/the job. You don't want the job if you're not, so the process is good for you too. (@AskAManager) Q# 266 Do some additional research to ensure u are prepared. If u have time, get perspective of another 2 cover ur bases. (@DebraWheatman) Q#266 Common interview practice = ask candidate for work sample/project thoughts. Ensures match w/co vision! (@jtodonnell) Q#266 Find a trusted professional in your network and ask them to review your work prior to the interview. (@gradversity) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.
August 27, 2009