So you’ve got yourself an interview, well done! But what do you do next? Interviews can be daunting so in order to perform to the best of your ability on the day, you need to do a bit of preparation beforehand. As well as making sure you portfolio is looking fabulous and up to date, you need to think carefully about how you may answer the interview questions.


Agenda have put together a list of typical question which you may be asked in a creative interview. Have a read through them and think about the best way you could answer them. It’s better to come across a question you don’t know how to answer now than in the interview, as you have time to go away and think about it or do some extra research on the company, so take advantage of this. Please note that this is just a general list and won’t apply to every role, but you should be prepared to answer questions on every aspect of your education, career to date and future aspirations.


About you:

1.Tell me about yourself.

2.Why did you choose creative degree course?

3.What motivates you?

4.What are you most proud of?

7.What do you consider to be your greatest strengths?

6.What have you learned from your mistakes?

8.Which design software are you confident with?

9.How do you work in groups?

10.Tell us about a time you failed at something and how you coped with it?

11.What three keywords would you use to describe yourself, and why?

12.What are your short-term  career goals?

13.What are your long-term career goals? How are you planning to achieve them?

14.What characteristics do you possess that will make you successful in your career?

15.Who, or what, influenced you most with regard to your career choice?


About the company:

1.What motivated you to apply for this position?

2.Where do you see yourself in the next 5-10 years?

3.How do we fit into that?

4.What are your perceptions of our brand from an outside perspective?

5.What interests you most about this job? Least?

6.Why do you want to work for a creative company?

7.Which of our companies design projects do you find interesting and why?

8.What are your expectations/responsibilities of this position?

9.What two or three things are most important to you in a creative job?

10.Describe three key skills or qualities you would bring to this position.

11.Why should we hire you?

12.Describe your job-related skills and experience, and how they relate to this position.


About your past jobs:

1.What is the reason for leaving your last job?

2.Which job was your most satisfying and why?

3.What have you learned most from some of the jobs you have held?

4.What did you enjoy most about your last job? Least?

5.Describe a workplace challenge you faced and how you handled it.

6.Tell me about a time you worked in a creative team. How did you handle it?

7.Describe an experience involving a deadline. How were you able to finish on time?

8.Give an example of when a project went off course and what you did?

9.How do you ensure original design intent is carried all the way to the consumer and the story of the design is told?

10.Have you ever collaborated with Sales and Advertising departments?

11.Show us what you would typically generate during the first phase of a project.

12.Describe a time you went above and beyond the call of duty to get a job done.

13.Give me an example of your ability to lead others.

14.Tell me about a time you wish you had done more planning. What did you learn?

15.Give me an example of something complex that you needed to effectively communicate to a client. What made it complex? Why was it difficult to communicate?

16.Tell me about an important goal that you set in the past. Were you successful? Why?

17.Describe the most significant written report or presentation, you have completed.

18.Describe a time when you were faced with problems or stress that tested your coping skills. What did you do?

Have you come across these questions before? or do you have any others to add to the list? Please leave a comment below.



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