(Who is Denise? Denise – Global Integrated Marketing Executive seeking Director of Strategy position)
Terry: That’s fine. Denise, I’m very happy to be talking with you today. They were impressed by your resume and asked me to ask you a couple of questions before we decide who the candidates are that we’re going to go ahead and bring in.
Let’s start with this – tell me about yourself.
Denise: Sure. I started my career in XXX as an account manager and rose to senior level, in terms of managing global accounts within XXX in XXX.
Since then I’m getting my MBA. I have worked across multiple industries and been in a scope of responsibilities in areas of business development and emerging markets.
All the way to my time at XXX where I managed XXX business units, building it from scratch from the ground up all the way to leading PR for a division of XXX where I also had an opportunity to attend a branding initiative for a new product line and advertising campaign.
In a nutshell, I’ve had strong strategic account planning experience and have had an opportunity to also have depth and breadth of experience across various levels of marketing.
Here’s how I would rate this answer . . .
Q1. Tell me about yourself – DENISE QUICK RATING – C
Not sure about relevancy of what you shared for this particular opportunity, you do share some skills, but you aren’t sharing your relevant accomplishments that would be intriguing to them even though you have them listed here on your resume. Don’t assume they’ve read your resume closely, or even if they had that they remember.