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Job interviews can be nerve-wracking. It’s easy to build up stress and anxiety before a marketing job interview. You want to perform well and you want to get the job. You also need to learn how to control your nerves and prepare yourself to put your best foot forward.
You need to break the ice to calm yourself and get the interview started.
One of the best ways to do this is through small talk. Some people love it, others hate it, but it can actually be one of the most effective ways for you to break the ice.
Not only will it help you get out of your own head, but it can also help you focus. Most importantly, it can help you build a connection with the interviewer or hiring manager. First impressions matter. A good ice breaker can help you make a good impression and ease your anxiety at the same time.
But what should you say?
Our Toronto marketing recruiters have put together a list of some easy and effective ice breakers you can use on your next marketing job interview:
Ice breakers are often situational. Read the situation, gauge the interviewer, and do your best to choose a topic or ask a question that naturally makes sense in the moment. Most importantly, be yourself.
IQ PARTNERS is an Executive Search & Recruitment firm supporting clients across the country. We help companies hire better, hire less & retain more. We have specialist teams of recruiters in Executive Search / Board & C-Suite, Technology, Media, Digital & Marketing, Accounting & Finance, Financial Services & Insurance, Cannabis, Startup, Data Science, Consumer, eCommerce & Retail, Operations & HR, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Engineering, Legal & Professional Services, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences, Non-Profit & Sustainability, and Sales. IQ PARTNERS has its head office in Toronto and operates internationally via Aravati Global Search Network. Click here to view current job openings and to register with us.
Elaine is a Director, Client Services with IQ PARTNERS with a specialty focus in recruiting for B2B & B2C Marketing and Sales across a number of industries. She has amassed a total of 18 years in sales, sales management, and recruiting at the agency level – selling both contingent and retained search – and has a deep understanding of the sales and marketing processes and what it takes to build a successful team.