Havas CEO Paul Marobella Advises students atop the Chicago Navy Pier Ferris Wheel


Chicago Tribune

Sept. 22, 2015

As if job interviews weren’t stomach-churning enough, imagine sitting through one while looping around the Navy Pier Ferris wheel.

Top executives from ad agency Havas Worldwide commandeered six of the Ferris wheel’s gondolas Tuesday morning to interview job candidates for several dozen positions, giving each applicant two revolutions of the wheel — about 15 minutes — to convince them why they should be hired.

“We look for a startup mentality. At all levels and all positions, someone who has an entrepreneurial mindset and a creative perspective. For us creativity is about people who are inventive, finding new ways to do things, aren’t afraid of breaking things and trying new directions and new ideas. The advertising business has been in change mode for a while, and we’re trying to stay ahead of that.” – Havas Chicago CEO Paul Marobella 

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