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  • A Job Interview

  • Hello Sara, thanks for coming today.

  • Youre welcome.

  • Now, why don’t you start by telling me about your employment background.

  • Sure. I have been a Marketing professional for the last 10 years.

  • I studied Marketing at University and have worked in various marketing roles.

  • What are some of the industries youve worked in?

  • I have worked in telecommunications, financial services, travel and recruiting.

  • What would you say your strengths are?

  • My strengths are in creating systems and processes to get the job done quickly and manage contractors

  • and staff efficiently. This helps save time and money for my employers.

  • What would you say your weaknesses are?

  • My weakness is using statistical software such as SASS. I find it difficult to navigate.

  • Why do you think you would be a good addition to the team?

  • I am a very hard worker and I am a team player. I believe in producing high quality work and

  • focusing on getting the job done. I have the technical skills and the experience required

  • to work well with your team and deliver results.

  • Why did you leave your last job?

  • I decided to leave my last job because I wanted the opportunity to grow and excel with a high

  • performing team and I felt that I have gone as far as I could with my previous employer.

  • Where do you want to be in 3 years?

  • I want to be working for a company in a leadership role.

  • Do you have any questions about the job?

  • Yes, I do. Why has this job become available?

  • This job role opened due to a demand in the business to respond to the changing nature

  • of online marketing. We need a specialist to help us better leverage our digital assets.

  • How is the team structured?

  • You will be working with 2 direct reports to help grow the Digital Marketing team.

  • You report directly into the Head of Marketing.

  • Will I be required to hire the 2 staff members? Or are they existing staff?

  • The two staff members are existing staff. In the last company restructure they were

  • allocated to this new unit.

  • What would you say are some challenges this role would encompass?

  • I would have to say that there are many levels of management and you will need to be able

  • to navigate through all of the stakeholders to ensure that you can get the job done with

  • the right approvals.

  • I see.

  • Do you work with external agencies?

  • Yes we do. We work with XYZ Digital and ABC Media buyers.

  • What in-house teams are available?

  • There is an internal graphic designer that you can access if you need.

  • What is the vision for the company for the next 12 months?

  • The company is in an aggressive growth phase. The focus is to increase market share by 20%.

  • That’s very interesting. That’s pretty much all of the questions that I have.

  • Thanks Sara. We are interviewing more candidates this week and will contact you this Friday to

  • let you know the outcome of this interview.

  • Thanks for the opportunity to interview for the position.

  • Youre welcome Sara. See you again.

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