The Ultimate Job Interview Contest

The votes are in!

After a great round of pitches, our judges have decided! Meet your three finalists of the Ultimate Job Interview Contest: AJ Wilson, Nicole Smith, and Gayla Robbins. Each finalist will meet with our executives at our live event on January 10th, 2017. Only one will walk away with $10,000. Who will it be?

Cash Prizes

1st Place
$10,000
2nd Place
$5,000
3rd Place
$2,500

The
Interview
Experience

Each of the top three finalists will receive:

  • An all expenses paid trip to Atlanta to interview with 5 top executives
  • A VIP dinner with local leaders
  • A helicopter ride above Atlanta
  • The chance to compete in front of a live audience for the top prize of $10,000

Meet the Judges

Brett Oliver
“Quiet all of the meaningless noise from tv and news, and instead pick up a book to expand your perspective and understanding of the world.”
Bill Kaelin
“Find something that you love and commit yourself to it regardless of the extra mile you have to go to get there.”
Marian Pittman
“Relationships matter in good times and in tough times. Invest in relationships and always be authentic.”
Greg Abel
“It’s not easy, but work hard to discover and define your own voice and stick with it.”
Anna Ruth Williams
“As technology speeds forward, it's more important than ever to keep your chops wet and constantly learn.”
Jenny Jang
“When the foundation outlined in these principals is properly laid, then building a career you are passionate about will be much easier.”
Tami McQueen
“In driving innovative ideas, fail fast, fall forward, and practice being comfortable in uncomfortable situations.”
Jennifer Stanford Johnson
“Speak up, ask a lot of questions, and follow your gut.”
Jason Carter

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Ultimate Job Interview?

The Ultimate Job Interview is a contest for college students and recent graduates who are looking to make their mark in Atlanta. Contestants enter by submitting a 90-second video on why Atlanta is a place where people can make their mark. Once the video has been submitted, entrants will share their video to secure votes. The top 10 entrants receiving the most votes will become semifinalists and have the opportunity to give a five-minute pitch presentation, virtually, to a panel of judges to tell why they should be hired and how they will make their mark in Atlanta. After the five-minute pitch presentations, judges will select three finalists. These finalists will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to interview with five top Atlanta executives before a live audience. The finale event will air on WSB-TV at the end of January.

Who is eligible for this contest?

This contest is open only to legal U.S. residents, over the age of 18. Employees of The Metro Atlanta Chamber (along with its contractors, affiliates and subsidiaries) and their families are not eligible. Void where prohibited by law. Contestants residing in those areas where the contest is void may participate in the contest, but may not win any prizes.

What are the important dates for the contest?

September 1, 2016: Contest Opens For Entries
October 17, 2016: Public Voting Begins
November 15, 2016: Semifinalists Announced
December 7, 2016: Finalists Announced
Finale Event TBD

How will the winner be selected?

Representatives from ChooseATL and sponsor organizations will serve as judges and rate the semifinalists based on the quality, creativity and originality of their submissions along with their presentation skills and the content presented during their five-minute pitch. The three finalists will be selected from this pool of Semifinalists. Our panel of five top Atlanta executives will rate and judge finalists based on their performance during the finalists’ challenge and in-person presentations during the finale event. All decisions of the judges are final.