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Leo Burnett

A job interview on the Ferris wheel? Um, OK.

A job interview on the Ferris wheel? Um, OK.

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.

Under a cloudless sky, candidates dressed more for brunch than for a job interview clutched resumes, laptops and portfolios as they waited to be called into a gondola for one-on-ones with the company's top brass — an opportunity as unique for its early...