Many things go into landing your creative dream job. You need a stunning portfolio that highlights your unique talents and sensibilities, and a cultivated network of industry contacts that can point the way to available job opportunities.
Miami Ad School does some of that for you with the quarterly Portfolio Reviews. Just this past week in New York City, 80 companies came to interview 32 graduates. Each graduate had a dozen interviews in that one day. And, with Job Leads for Life, Miami Ad School supports its graduates with new opportunities throughout their careers.
“Every job I’ve gotten has been a result of a connection from Miami Ad School.”
—Tara Lawall • Creative Director @ Droga5
Sadly, when it comes to the actual interview—probably the most important single step to landing any position—people are more prone to “wing it” than anything else. That’s not the approach to take when you come face-to-face with a creative recruiter, headhunter or a creative director. It’s too important to leave everything to chance and your "legendary" charm and likability.
We spoke to creative recruiters at Miami Ad School’s 2017 Winter Portfolio Review and asked them “What’s your favorite question to ask at portfolio review?”
Here are a few of the most-asked questions:
No matter how much you prepare for any interview, there will always be the odd question that will catch you off-guard. That’s okay; it’s a conversation, not a standardized test. The thing to keep in mind is that the person across the table wants to get to know you—the creative behind the work they’re admiring. The tried-and-true advice of “be yourself” goes a long way here. It’s also a good idea to have a few questions of your own too.
“Be prepared” is always good advice, and not just for Boy Scouts.
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Founded in 1993, Miami Ad School has grown to a network of 16 advertising schools in 10 different countries. Through the school’s partnerships with dozens of agencies and companies, students have the opportunity to intern and get real-world experience while they are still in school. Our creative and practical approach to training has made our students the most awarded on the planet.