JWT have been under fire recently regarding their hiring policy. Their approach to diversity and inclusion has been scrutinised with Global Chief Executive Gustavo Martinez recently resigning following accusations of sexism and racism.
Tamara Ingram, Gustavo's replacement, has vowed to make diversity and inclusion the top of her agenda. As part of this, they have reshaped the way they go about hiring at a junior level. Making it easier for those with limited experience to land a job in the world of media and advertising.
JWT will no longer review job applications based purely on CVs as they feel that submitting a CV limits opportunity. Instead, they will now ask you to answer six questions and will use your answers to judge suitability for the role and assess for interview selection.
This will be the case across various different departments within the WPP agency; including account management, planning and creative, shopper marketing, CRM or insights and analytics.
You no longer need to be a graduate. You can be a school leaver or somebody with experience across a different industry. You just need to demonstrate curiosity, courage, capability and a collaborative approach.
A step forward in the recruitment process for junior level hiring thanks to Tamara. Bravo.
"We really don’t mind what your background is and whether your interest is in analytics, PR or film – what matters to us is that you are curious, courageous, capable and collaborative."