The Ultimate Job Interview Contest

Enter to win $10,000 and an interview with top Atlanta executives
You can’t win if you don’t apply.
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There are two ways to enter this contest. Are you ready for the opportunity of a lifetime? Contest Rules

Register for an on-campus
interview near you.

We’re visiting colleges around the country to give talented individuals like you a chance to enter in-person.

Create your own video
and upload it here.

Download our entry guidelines to help create your own video and upload it for a chance to win.

How It Works

Step 1:

Interview at one of our 10 campus locations, or shoot your own video and upload it above.

Step 2:

Ask your friends and family to vote for your entry. Voting begins on October 17, 2016.

Step 3:

The top 10 semifinalists getting the most public votes will do a five-minute pitch to our team.

Step 4:

Three top ranked finalists will participate in a televised finale event on WSB-TV.

Cash Prizes

1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place


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

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.