Interview Pro Tips

5 Pro Tips for Interviews in Web & Marketing

You may have heard that #TeamWebComm is hiring! Whether you’re thinking about applying for one of our openings or applying somewhere else in the web, video and/or marketing world, here are some tips. After nine years on this team we’ve seen a lot of stellar interviews and a lot of deal-breakers.

  1. If I'm going to be a mess I might as well be a hot mess.Dress up! This is one of the most-missed opportunities for some applicants and it’s not a new tip by any means. Yet, you’d be surprised how many people come in for interviews here under dressed. We’re pretty casual at #TeamWebComm, but I promise you that we all dressed up for our own interviews. Not just marketers, but even video editors and developers should be stepping in with their best foot (or shoe) forward. It doesn’t HAVE to be a suit, but a suit is usually a good choice.
  2. Calm down. There are some interviews I’ve been to where the interviewer is trying to trip up the person applying. However, that’s rarely the case. Most times the interviewer WANTS you to succeed. Find comfort in the fact that we want to talk to you and relax! If you relax you have a much better chance of connecting with us and showing your true personality.
  3. Passion. Show that you’re interested in this job, in this university (or company), and in the work. The more passion you show for the job, the more we want to work with you. If you have always dreamed of working at OU, tell us! If you have always wanted to do the work we do, tell us! I’d rather have someone with less experience and more passion than someone who has done the job before but seems indifferent about where they work.
  4. Research. This is also not anything new, but do your research and show us during the interview that you care enough about the position to do a little recon. It doesn’t have to be extensive, but it might also help you frame your mind around what interviewers are looking for when they ask you questions.
  5. Have ideas! Most importantly, bring new, fresh ideas with you to an interview! When we ask what you’re excited about in technology or marketing, get us excited with you about new opportunities. This shows us not only your passion for the job, but also your ability to think outside the box and come up with new projects. On the flip side, though, you have to be careful not to insult the interviewer(s) when you do this. Don’t assume they haven’t heard of something and don’t insult the way something is currently done.

Bonus Tips: Based on some of the amazing talent in Boomer Theatre, here are a few of the great things people did to land a job at #TeamWebComm:Truffle Shuffle

  1. Bring candy! We’re all little fat kids inside.
  2. Create a presentation for all of your ideas and showcase your creativity.
  3. Complete a fake assignment you give yourself before the interview and show it off.

That’s all for now! Happy job hunting!

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