Thoughts on life, love, ass-kissing and getting started in the advertising biz.

Live Job Interview

How to get a job in advertising.

Check out my thoughts on starting out in the ad business — as I’m starting out in the ad business. Watch my 2009 live Fearless Q&A interview with Alex Bogusky and Omid Farhang, the first and perhaps last live job interview ever broadcast in the history of live job interviews.

Introductions.

(00:00)

Perseverance.

(03:39)

Promotions, politics and ass-kissing.

(08:20)

About me.

(15:45)

Shameless plug.

(17:05)

Mortality salience and ageism.

(17:26)

Starting over.

(19:50)

Fear.

(29:27)

Where do your ideas come from?

(32:48)

Finding Yoda.

(42:29)

The live hire.

(49:30)

So, what are the hours?

(54:48)

The journey begins.

(56:26)

It’s like sneaking into the rhino enclosure at the zoo. It’s cramped, it’s dangerous, you can never stop running, people walk by and point at you, and the hours are ridiculous. Buy hey, if it’s what you really want to do…

On being an intern at CP+B by Jeff Hunter

FULL INTERVIEW (57:08 min) How I got a job in advertising by Jeff Hunter

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