- The TDA_Boulder agency is looking for a new art director, but it wants to make sure the candidate is cool.
- Instead of a standard in-house interview, the agency wants to spend two days with the candidate in Las Vegas.
- Pulled from the agency's invitation to apply "Given that Vegas has a tendency to bring out the best (and worst) in people, it's the perfect proving ground for anyone who'd like to work at TDA."
On the surface, sending a new candidate to Las Vegas for an interview seems like an expensive risk, but compared to hiring the wrong person—it could just a drop in the bucket. A holiday party in Vegas is a bit extreme, but TDA_Boulder might be onto to something with a longer interview process. There is very little a person can show about who they really are in just a few hours. It's unlikely that more agencies will start sending job candidates to Vegas, but a more unconventional approach to screening interviewees does appear to be a trend.