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Are any agencies hiring 100% remote positions now? I was laid off and wondering if agencies in other cities have expanded their horizons.

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*POSTING THIS ON BEHALF OF A DEAR FRIEND* A former coworker was laid off today, along with a few other people. 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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Anyone looking for a resource manager in NYC?

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I want to work on my interview jitters and practice presenting my book/answering standard q’s; might someone be willing to practice with me? I’m a (jobless) jr-level CW trying to polish up during this weird time.

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I have my first interview tomorrow for a new job - I’m currently still at the agency I got my first job at (it’s been 2 years & I’ve had 1 promotion, for reference). My question is - can they ask me how much I’m currently making? If so, can I lie? Can they ask for proof? I’m grossly underpaid right now (way below average and even below minimum for my role) so I’ll be asking for a hefty increase, but don’t want them to know just HOW hefty, because I feel like it’ll put me at a disadvantage.

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In relation to recruiting, what would you say “near future” translates to? A couple weeks? Months?

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Updating my resume is literally the last thing I wanna do. But I need to. Anyone have any tips? And I’m also poor but willing to pay someone for some help 😭

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Opinions about showing ecomm/shopper in portfolios, show as part of campaign? don’t show? what’s best way to display it? As recruiters, do you look at this? Hurt or help book? TIA.

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When asked why you are looking for a new opportunity, is it ever okay to be honest and disclose that your company is doing layoffs?

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Recruiters — how important is the cover letter, really? Is it even worth including nowadays?

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As many other agencies, mine is going through a painful “restructuring” process. Wondering if there are some creative agencies in NYC hiring right now. I wanna be ahead of the game in case they keep letting people go 🙏🏻

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Are a few typos in a copywriter’s book a dealbreaker? I think I can get past one, but more than that is such a turnoff. Thoughts?

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I work in media and event sales and am wondering if people are hiring for that right now? Been laid off for two weeks with a lot of resumes going out but it’s been very very quiet.

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Advice for a personal website for an account professional? Thinking it’d be helpful to showcase my career at this time? But how to promote it? I prefer to promote my team instead of my myself.

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Any advice or thoughts about senior level folks looking for work in this terrible market? My agency closed and I would literally take anything right now, but feel like I am having a tough time getting anyone to even look at me for more junior roles (my last 2 roles were ECD level). I assume they think I will just leave when the economy gets better. I like to think they are getting a steal. 😉 Do I change titles on my resume to seem less senior? Pray for freelance? ... ?

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Feel like everytime I have a potential job the moment I interview face to face it all falls apart. Are there certain key mistakes you guys notice that detract from someone even if they have good work?

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Would you recommend approaching people/agencies now, poking, sending my CV around or waiting for the covid nightmare to be sort of over when the industry will pick up and actively hire again?

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How easy is it for brand strategists to jump to client side? Been trying but feel like the “Marketing Manager / Director” roles require deep operational experience, ergo, not a 100% fit.

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Anyone looking for an ops lead or resource manager? NYC, Miami or Texas

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Lost my job and just hit midlevel as a brand and creative strategist. Can’t find much for my experience level at all and am getting nervous. In Chicago but willing to relocate. Anyone have any leads?

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