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If a position for which I had a first round interview has since been put on hold, would it be reasonable to ask for an informational interview with the would-be hiring manager? In my experience, "on hold" has always been synonymous with cancelled. It’s frustrating and I like this particular agency, so I just want to make the most of this. Maybe there are other ways to handle these situations?

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Of late I feel like my motivation’s been completely dried out, I have zero idea for stories, zero motivation, joy etc on the job. Feels like the leadership/management team has gone into a mode of making us “land stories in the media non stop” for the fear of losing clients during covid-19. If you’ve done media relations for long enough, you’d know how fucking hard is it to tell a non-covid story. Lately we just haven’t been landing any stories and it’s seriously stressing me out.

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I was up for a June promotion and now am doing the work sans title due to COVID-19 - now with no promised promotion after 2 years as an AAE. Thoughts? Do I find another job elsewhere, or stick it out?

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Does anyone know of a good career coach in the Chicago area?

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Anyone has thoughts on LEWIS Global, and how they’re doing in APAC? I’m thinking of switching jobs and this opportunity came up. I’m still fresh in b2b PR but very keen to dive into it.

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*POSTING THIS ON BEHALF OF A DEAR FRIEND* A former coworker at Rogers & Cowan / PMK was laid off today along with a few other staff members. She’s a Public Relations Executive, with lots of music and entertainment experience. I know these are hard times, but if you know about an agency or brand in need of staff members or freelancers, please don’t hesitate to reach out 🙏🏻 Thanks!

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Are any others struggling too with getting TV placements or is it just me? Are there any best practices? I used to reach out to the bookers, any other ideas? The anchor people seems to be not really promising.

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Anyone here in a mid-senior level cannabis PR role? (Agency or brand side). If so I’d love to connect if you’re open to it! I would love to talk about working in the industry and how you got started.

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Anyone w/ experience jumping industries? I've always been in travel PR but am now laid off for obvious reasons. Want to dive into environmental/climate change comms but it's a BIG jump. Any advice?

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As with many of us, I’ve been searching for a new job. I recently applied to very small firm (in terms of staff), and I’m concerned that with so much work to do and so few people to review applicants, I might get lost in the mix. I may try and connect with one of their staff on LinkedIn, but otherwise, does anyone have advice on how I might get myself noticed in this situation?

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When a reporter from a mid tier website emails you at 345 on a Friday afternoon and asks you to set up an interview with one of your executives before the weekend, what do you do?

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Confirmed layoffs at H+K today.

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My team (in house) is hiring a part time community manager to assist with inbound requests from customers. 3 days per week, 20-25 hours. WFH for now, but hoping whoever could work in person 1-2x per week if we ever see the inside of an office building again. Based in NNJ but we have a shuttle from NYC. DM me.

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What would be your advice to a young PR professional suddenly thrown into the role of total leadership/management for the first time?

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Incredibly tone-deaf: the same day layoffs happen at Weber Shandwick and Golin, the head of a sister IPG PR agency posts about winning best place to work 🙄

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Who’s hiring in PR? Feeling very shook after Weber’s layoffs yesterday!

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Confirmed layoffs started at Weber Shandwick yesterday

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PR agencies: why are we even talking about going back to the office before a vaccine? Our jobs can be done 100% remotely with no negative effects. I’m confused why there is such a focus on talking about this right now

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Confirmed layoffs beginning at Golin today.

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