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Advice, please!

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Hiring question, boss issue, office romance? You ask, we answer. NOT the place to ask about agency reputations.

I’m interviewing for a role that is open to both remote and in-office (when it’s safe) work. Should I give salary expectations based on cost of living in the city where the office is located or based … more

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What’re y’all’s thoughts on adding friends/family/classmates that aren’t in your industry on LinkedIn? Does it fudge up the algorithm or am I overthinking it?

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I need opinions on this. Just started a new PM role (at an IPG agency) last month but I recently got hit up by a recruiter from another agency (WPP agency) for a pretty enticing PM role on a 360 AOR a… more

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What do you say when asked salary expectations in an interview? I’m not sure what their range is and don’t want go too low and get taken advantage of or go too high and be taken out of consideration.

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Looking to make a switch from PM/producer into design and AD! Any advice on what to learn and where? I’m looking into online design courses through General Assembly, skillshare, maybe some community c… more

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Any resources/classes/advice about learning how to manage personal finances/budgeting for the first time? (Im a recent grad with student loans!)

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How does one find a mentor?

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Do you have a hard time disconnecting while you’re on PTO? I’m one week in to almost two full weeks off but I feel compelled to check my email and slack multiple times a day. Do you legit delete outlo… more

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Any ADs start their career later than the typical AD? I’m almost 33, just landed my first full time jr role after portfolio school. I’m terrified of being phased out. I feel like my concepts/thought… more

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Does anyone have any “out-of-the-box” interview questions when vetting interns?

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Looking to leave my job and start my own boutique agency out of my garage - literally. My 2 roommates cover copy and art, and I’m a strategist. We’re a group of 1st years at Brandcenter and are a litt… more

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Advice for a mentor? Want to give some encouragement to my mentee. Not much in the book yet and having a tough time finding a job. I hate to suggest Ad School since they already invested a lot of time… more

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Hey Autistic/nuerodivergent fishies, What are some of the unspoken, universal social rules you've found in advertising? Extra points if you share how you learned 😅 Feeling kind of dumb today

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Like a dumb dumb took an offer with a foreign startup rather then T2 firm 6 months ago and now I’m 1.5 years out of college with decent experience but it’s all over the place and ranges from niche tec… more

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I am shadowing someone and they are doing things very wrong. Do I say something? I don’t want to be associated with it, but also don’t want to seem I’m not wanting to work with the person.

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Doing an internship from home over zoom in a different country, anyone got any general advice? Especially when it comes to the social aspect. Thank you:)

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Got a “verbal offer” and discussed more logistics over the phone before offer letter. How long should I wait to receive?

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Would you be willing to take a demotion for more money? My boss keeps saying cryptic things that has me feeling like I am at risk of being laid off. Funny enough, today a friend reached out to me ab… more

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I was teamed up with another producer to watch them lead a project, but they are expecting me to do more besides shadow. And it is coming across as she doesn’t know a lot of things. Do I just sit back… more

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Any opinions on whether mortgage rates are likely to go up in next 6 weeks or so? Trying to decide on whether to get a rate lock or not. No cost to lock, but would pay a hefty fee to unlock if rates w… more

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I’ve been at my current agency for a few years now, it was my first job out of college. I’ve never been truly happy here but in the past few weeks I’ve been really miserable. My biggest issue is that … more

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I discovered I was gifted about two years ago. It made me realize that the reason why I was ‘weird’ was because I was different. It took me almost 2 years to understand that I shouldn’t hide my differ… more

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I was let go from my last job due to performance issues. In interviews, I tell employers I wanted to move into a position that was better suited to my interest (didn’t mention termination). Am I bendi… more

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Has anyone come up with a fun way to “schmooze” clients virtually? Conference season is coming up and typically we host client dinners and happy hours etc. and it’s a great way to get face time with t… more

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How do you deal with people who almost ALWAYS seem to have an “emergency”. It is always the same formula - I ask them to help me with a project, they agree, then the night before/morning of when it’s … more

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My boss and ceo are strongly advising for us to come back to the office and have even set up client meetings for our international clients within the office. I have expressed that I do not feel comfor… more

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I am fortunate enough to have landed a role in this mess of a world. However, this job is also a mess. No processes, no organization, finger pointing, lack of knowledge all around. My manager is late … more

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We just got a new boss and she is noticing that people in our department our not doing jobs that they are titled for. I am in this group but doing jobs that are above my title and pay grade. How do I … more

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Has anyone left a job where they owed back a bonus paid for relocation? Was it pro-rated and how, or how was that handled? I've done this before but this time it seems a bit less obvious how much … more

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At the start of the month, I spoke to a CD about a spot at his agency, an agency I really want to be a part of. He said my salary request was a bit high & told me his limit. Fine, still interested… more

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Opinions on MX Group?

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Would companies be annoyed if I decided a position wasn’t a good fit for me after going through the final round of interviews or received an offer from them?

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Is Word or PDF format resume more compatible with ATS? P.S. I have invisible tables underline my resume. Please advise. THANKS!!

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How many times can someone cancel and reschedule on you before you get annoyed and ask to not be considered? Think we're going on 4 cancellations since June 😤

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Does anyone have a personal expense template they recommend for a college student to help teach healthy budgeting habits?

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I was recently just laid off due to COVID, late in the game but saw it coming! Looking for advice on how to make the best use of my time as I look for jobs and prepare myself for the uncertain time.

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I need to get a new laptop, my 2015 MacBook is on its last leg. I need something that can handle cinema 4D and Adobe Creative Suite. I assume I’ll probably have to get some dongles. Any recommendati… more

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When applying for a new job, what are some of your "culture" questions you ask in your interviews?

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Hi all. I was let go and will be receiving my severance on 9.15. Does anyone know how or what exactly I need to file with the DOL? I can't afford to have it canceled. I'm located in NYC. Thank… more

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I’m going into a period (4-5 months) I know will be very draining and demanding work-wise in a few weeks. Any tips for how to prepare and deal with this in the best way? Much appreciated ✌️😘

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