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Anyone working in tech here? Currently want to break into big tech firms as a data analyst. Could anyone work in the field to share what are the expectations, skill sets requirements from those tech c… more

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I have a second round interview tomorrow for a mid level copywriting position. I’m meeting with the Group CD to discuss the position and review my book. Any advice? I do not have much interviewing exp… more

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I'm back in the office and the gossip is nonstop. It's shared to me by others and I am trying to avoid it but the physical distance isn't there like it used to be remotely. I don't wan… more

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If your company is not matching or doesn’t match 401K should you still contribute there or look into other retirement options? What options do you suggest? My current company doesn’t match.

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What do you do when you absolutely love the work you do and the content you're making but you are just completely done with an incredibly difficult and unnecessarily demanding team. I don't th… more

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I’ve been asked to pitch in on a gift for a supervisor who’s leaving. No price point was recommended because the people invited range from juniors to EVPs. I’m at an associate level, only been at the … more

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How much do you spend on groceries a month?

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Awhile back I left a job because I was doing X and Y, but soon realized I hated doing X so I found a new job where I could just focus on Y. But now I’m starting to realize I hate it all. I really want… more

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Is $900 a month for fun play enough?

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I have to let someone on my team go next week. I’ve never done it before so I’m wondering if anyone has any advice or tips on how to do this as respectfully as possible. He’ll be getting severance and… more

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Does anyone have any insight into what voice over talent for broadcast costs for non-union talent? I just learned a previously recorded spot requires usage fees and I’ve never had to really deal with … more

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I’m planning to start cold emailing a few companies that I’d love to work at. Is it more beneficial to reach out to hiring managers or someone in the department you’d like to be at?

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Are cover letters these days needed or even looked at for any non-creative advertising/marketing roles like client-side, media buying/strategy/planning, consulting etc?

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If I’m applying for new jobs less than a month after starting one (role dramatically different than represented in interview process) should I be leaving current job section of applications blank? I d… more

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Am I being petty? My parents have pictures of my brother, his certificates & awards on the mantel, but barely any of mine. Even in the family photos they have up, they are old ones where we are … more

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Anyone have any career coach recs in the Bay Area? Would love them if you have any!

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Submitted info for background check (3rd party) Wednesday. Still pending and no update 48 hours later. How long does this take? Education and references were not asked for. Just job history, include… more

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Any advice on studying for the GMAT? Hoping to apply to a marketing MBA program in the next 6 months to hone in my skills and have no idea where to start.

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Has anyone ever interviewed for a job when you have little to no intention of accepting an offer? For context, a lot of recruiters have reached out to me, and while I’m very happy at my current agenc… more

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I recently accepted a role where I’m managing a team of 6 people and effectively leading the marketing department, reporting to the President. I’m having a hard time finding time to actually do my wor… more

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When interviewing at a privately owned firm, is it appropriate to ask about the company’s financials? Can I ask about the mid operating margin and total revenue?

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Anyone have a contact at Publicis Seattle? I’d love to intern there this Summer for Strategy.

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Copywriter with 4+ years of experience working on a major brand, have writing in legit publications outside of work, and can’t get interviews. I know, get in line right? If there are any resume expert… more

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Just how bad would it be to quit without a two week notice? I’ve been bait & switched into a horrible role, overworked to the point of having medical problems, and no amount of diplomatic talks wi… more

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Got offered a position at another agency, title promotion and close to 30% salary increase. I do love my current agency but it feels stupid not to take this right? I guess I’m just nervous about going… more

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Thoughts on creating a “hypothetical presentation” that asks for a full strategy, tactics and all, and 2 additional “tests” one for personality and one for SME screening? It is for a senior-ish role, … more

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Have a 2 hour interview later this afternoon (meeting the whole time in one go) but mentally & emotionally not ready. I was rejected from a job on Monday. One that I had really been praying for an… more

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Any advice on switching over to brand strategy from account management? I’ve been at my company for about 1.5 years and have expressed my interest but so far no actions have been taken / no opportunit… more

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Anyone have a recommendation for a career coach - I’m burnt out and hate advertising/digital ? Also I’m was just laid off so now’s the time to make a change

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Started conversations with my boss a year ago about wanting a raise, went on mat leave, came back and all 5 of my counterparts got promoted except me. Just received a job offer for 40% more than I’m m… more

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Any first week at a new jobs tips/insights that I wouldn’t be finding on Google?

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I'm struggling to find common ground with coworkers who constantly don't keep the rest of the team in the loop. A lot of top-down last minute demands (not requests) with unreasonable deadlines… more

I'm updating my portfolio and would like to redo one of the case studies - I have the impression that the video became older than the idea. Do you have applications/websites tips for doing this wi… more

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How do I resign without burning bridges?

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I’m in my late 30s i’ve had a mix of industry and agency experience in strategy. At what age do you get labeled “ The agency guy” which makes it difficult to transition back to in-house? 

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People who’ve been in toxic agencies: how did you realize it was finally time to leave? And did you wait for a new opportunity to come up first, or exited the bad place before you found the new job? I… more

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I just accepted a VP role in-house and am about to have four direct reports and a team of 10 people working under me. Some of these people are way more experienced than I am, and I’m feeling very impo… more

Did a final round a week ago and haven’t heard anything. Is it a good idea to let a company know I’ve moved into the final stage or finished the final round with a few companies when following up for … more

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When should a teammate go to management or HR about their partner not collaborating or contributing? Weird question, I know, but I’ve been paired with someone who doesn’t collaborate, show initiative… more

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