Seemed fine to me but just want to gut check. I’m being considered for two different influencer marketing roles, one of which the folks interviewing me would report to me.

I assume the interview is to test my relative knowledge and see if we would work well together, but I learned that one of the interviewers only started in August. I’m wondering if that’s normal or if should be of concern.

After this I would interview with CMO.

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    Its not much of a concern. People change jobs all the time and people sometimes become busy. It can be pretty normal for someone important to join the interview as a replacement despite not having worked there for very long. They are still an employee of the company at the end of the day.
    – Shadowzee
    Oct 3, 2019 at 2:47
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    If a candidate has a concern on how long the interviewer had worked for that company, I would consider it red flag on the candidate.
    – PagMax
    Oct 3, 2019 at 4:42

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Not really.

We've had some new faces make huge massive changes and start throwing their weight around from day one. When I did a little investigation found the guy was essentially a genius from the top college in the world and had written books on the topic. And once I realized who he was and saw the impact of the changes he brought in my respect for him quadrupled overnight.

He could be a specialist the company brought in with a lot of experience and/or theoretical knowledge.

New in the company doesn't mean he doesn't know what he is doing. In fact in a reputable company with careful interviewing processes it means you really need to make sure this guy is on board with hiring you.

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    That makes sense and appreciate the perspective. I’ve enjoyed chatting with everyone so far, so will stay the course.
    – John
    Oct 3, 2019 at 4:51

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