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I had two recruiters today reschedule a meeting. And this is the second time rescheduling. Honesty, not sure what value recruiters bring. Is this common now? Is it hard to have respect for people’s t… more

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Anyone hiring for Salesforce roles?

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Happy to announce that signups and links are live for our SEPTEMBER 30, 5pm ET ASK A RECRUITER HAPPY HOUR!! Deets in comments below!

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Hey Recruiters - if someone is interviewing for a role, and the team says “we really like them but need to do our due diligence and talk to some more candidates” you can tell that to the candidate! Th… more

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Do recruiters care about LI profiles? Care about LI recommendations, do they get read or weigh into candidate consideration? So curious.

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Confirmed that our next event will be September 30th at 5pm ET. We’ve got a lot of really rad people signed up. You don’t wanna miss this one!

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When’s the next AAR session?

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Recruiters, what are good questions to ask at the end of an interview, in particular to the hiring manager?

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What’s the best subject line to get a recruiter to read your email?

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How many of you are posting jobs to posture as a successful agency these days?

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Hey recruiters, I had a phone call with a recruiter and they said they’d send my resume to the team; that was 12 days ago. I’ve followed up a few times (last time was yesterday) and they haven’t resp… more

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What does the job market look like now that Covid has become our reality? Are ad agencies overall still hurting or are they starting to hire again?

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Does anyone have a resume writer that can refer me to? Feel free to DM if you prefer! Thank you in advance

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How bad is it to change agencies every 2 years?

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I had an email exchange with a recruiter 5 months ago. I was informed I made it to the top 5 but didn’t get the job. Their is now a new job open. Should I send her an new email or respond to our … more

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If you don’t have any more questions, what do you say in a follow up email?

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I’ve done a lot of clever, conceptual work on social but I want to switch to a more integrated agency (TV, OLV, social, etc.). How do I prove to a recruiter that I have the chops? Am I at a disadvanta… more

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Welcome to the 69 new Fish! Please leave a comment about what your burning questions are for us. A few notes: no trolling, be kind, be patient, be positive or constructive, and let’s do some good wo… more

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Has anybody else found that recruiters totally change their behavior after an offer has been sent or signed? Background: interview and this recruiter was so lovely. Though once the offer was sent, i… more

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What are your thoughts on making a company sign an NDA when asking you to do a case study for an interview? Really feel like these interview case studies are unfair towards applicants who spend time c… more

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I have a first round interview scheduled next week, with HR in a FAANG. In the meantime, I found another position, same office but different team. Arguably, I’m even more suited to this new role. Do… more

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Recruiters constantly reach out to me on LinkedIn, ask for my CV and say my ‘experience fits perfectly for X role’ - then they disappear into the void after that. What is with that?! Should I reexamin… more

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Why is it that recruiters post the exact same job several times, even concurrently, on LinkedIn? Is it just to try and stay on top of the listings?

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This could fall under the category of "Ask a candidate", but I'll ask it here. What are the first few things you notice in a new job posting? Is there something that catches your atten… more

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Hey Recruiters! I’ve worked from the creative side to strategy to accounts to client side and have done so all over. I had to take about a year and a half long break for health reasons and am having a… more

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What’s happening internally after the final round of interviews and before an offer gets extended? And how long does it usually take?

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after many many rounds (including a big assignment), made it to the final interview with a globa exec. it was cancelled last minute. still waiting to hear back about rescheduling, and it’s been nearly… more

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Probably a stupid question, but why don't recruiters tell you the agency they are looking to get you at from the start?

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Hey Fish, What are the things YOU (creatives) think are the most important factors in a beautiful & well executed portfolio? We’re putting together our next AAR session and it’s the “10 Portfolio… more

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Realistically, can anyone over 60 get a new job as a creative?

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When a recruiter doesn’t get back to you the next day, does that mean they passed on your book? Should creatives keep emailing recruiters when they don’t get a response?

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I just accepted an offer for a job. I also have a second interview for another job on Friday. Should I go through with the Friday interview or let them know I already accepted another offer?

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What prevents recruiters from doing the bare minimum and closing the loop with someone if the team moves forward with a different candidate? Seems to be a primary complaint of most job seekers and is… more

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Hi! I work in healthcare PR, currently located in DC, if not for COVID, would be an ACS. I’m consistently receiving inquiries from recruiters at large agencies regarding opportunities in New York. Que… more

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New Co-Bowl Leader here. How ya doin? I wanted to let you all know a few things: 1) Recruiters & Talent Folk didn’t used to have access to AAR bowl, it was only recently that we could respond to y… more

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I’m seeing lots of positions at GroupM agencies, is there one go-to recruiter or is there one recruiter for each group ?

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How many times is too many times to follow up before moving on?

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I’m currently attending VCU and work within the Education/Marketing space. I can only work 20hr/week (max) and am looking to transition to another job. Should I stick it out or are there jobs that wou… more

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