Help me save a mediocre job interview
January 17, 2014 10:25 PM Subscribe
I was flown in today for a full day job interview to be a consumer packaged goods global product category manager at a great company. The interview went okay but I can tell that I didn't wow the teams and there were some concerns expressed about my readiness for the position. Should I follow up with a vision deck?
posted by wind_up to Work & Money (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Admittedly, I am writing this exhausted having just come back home after the full day interview. It was a 5am - 12am day with flying and I haven't totally digested, although I know I didn't walk away feeling like I nailed it.
My background is strong on the program management and product development side of category management, however, the hiring manager expressed concerns about my ability to uncover consumer insights and drive my own vision for the category. I am still getting to know the brand and I am wondering if I should take a stab at a proposed new product design brief to try to wet their appetites since the interview didn't wow? Or will I trap myself in a worse situation by possibly presenting something that is off brand and doesn't actually speak to their consumer?
Any other suggestions (besides a thank you card) on how I might save this?