Using the STAR method, described the situation, the task we were dealing with (brief amount of time on these), the approach I took and the results it delivered. But made the answer relevant to me, not the team, although of course described my position within the team in addressing the situation.
I was probed for this of how it applied to “them,” which it did to some degree but I was working in a different industry so the hiring manager couldn’t connect the dots I gave him.
The 3 to 5 minute survey request is ironic. I have received two requests now, but if they won't reciprocate, I too don't have the time.
What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? Tell me about an accomplishment you are most proud of. Tell me about a time you made a mistake. Describe yourself. Give a time when you went above and beyond the requirements for a project. Who are our competitors? Tell me about a time when you disagreed with your boss. What was the last book you read for fun? What questions do you have for me?
It was at least a two hour interview each time and required a lot of preparation. I approached each question methodically and using sales communication techniques.
We try to be specific about what we are looking for and will have at least 1 interview, a telephone conversation and probably some other exercise to measure what we are looking for. Really to increase our chances of getting the best match possible. We also show people around and let them see where, and who they'd be working with, so candidates too can make an informed decision. We aim to make sure we make the right decision as we know how expensive a wrong decision can be for both us and the candidate.
Honestly? I hadn't even looked - could tell you everything about the website, but not the store window!
The "shop window" in this instance was referring to their website - which is probably e-commerce given that they are a fashion retailer. An e-commerce website is a your online store open 24/7, 365 days a year. They were asking your opinion on their website and as a digital marketeer you should have known this. It's all in the context.
The key in these questions is to cover the fundamentals, and be ready for the back-and-forth with the interviewer. Might be worth doing a mock interview with one of the Criteo or ex-Criteo Product Marketing Manager experts on Prepfully? They give real-world practice and guidance, which is pretty helpful. prepfully.com/practice-interviews
Nah - I’m good thanks. Is Prepfully owner by Glassdoor?