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Any recruiters in here from MRM//McCann? Or any people that would be willing to help me reach a recruiter?

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Why does every recruiting company now have to have their own private platform? I’ve been told by several recruiters in the past week to register on their platform, and then contact them if I see a job… more

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How can we normalize saying that a previous employer was the worst? We’re taught at a young age that if you’re honest about that then the interviewer will think you’re a problem child. I feel like thi… more

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Curious: are there more lowball offers during the pandemic season or is compensation levels relatively stable?

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I love living in NYC. Unfortunately, I haven’t found the kind of job I want here. Can someone suggest me other states where creative agencies are actually hiring?

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What will happen if i put number too high on the salary expectation coloumn? Altough the recruiter reach me first.

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I’m trying to help a friend start a career in the advertising/marketing industry. He’s got a media and production degree, but looking for something entry-level that would give him the opportunity to e… more

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Is using the same template to email recruiters and CDs actually that bad? Obviously it’s horrible if you forget to change names and such, but aside from that is it really looked down upon?

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A Head of HR of a company reached out to me for an exec role. We've spoken a while back, but I wasn't interested back then. We connected and it seemed to me that they are desperate to fill it.… more

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Seems like pharma is the only industry hiring right now- how important is pharma or HCP experience really when trying to get a job at one of those agencies? Will general agency experience in an adjace… more

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Hi All! What does that mean when hiring manager responds back on follow-up email, saying “I’ll keep you posted on the next steps”Are they still considering or is it just a new way of rejection?waiting… more

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What should be in a message to send to a recruiter on LinkedIn? Should I talk about what I am currently doing or talk about why I want to apply to a post?

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Excluding agencies like W+K, BBDO, Droga..., why do recruiters and CDs ask questions like “what’s your goal as a human in life?” or “how would you change the world?” when they KNOW they just need an a… more

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Is there such a thing as the "advertising blacklist" of people not to hire? Is it a small group of recruiters who know each other real well? Or is it an Illuminati level secret?

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After an interview with a creative director, who do you have to send the “thank you” note to? The creative director, the agency recruiter who arranged the interview, the external recruiter who got you… more

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Hi there. I have an art director partner and we work really well together. We’re thinking about building a portfolio together. What are your thoughts on that?

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Hi! Question on hiring, After a day of interview with hiring manager, which apparently went well got reply back on Thank you note as well. But just saw the job post status as ‘promoted’ on LinkedIn fo… more

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Hello! I was wondering if someone can explain the difference between PM vs. PMM, and tips for non-PM/PMMs in making a transition to the industry. Are there preliminary skills I should acquire before a… more

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I know this is not the best time but I'm looking for an adv account/comms position in Houston. I relocated from Italy and have more than 10 years experience. Actually working as a FL. Thanks to a… more

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When considering relocation what’s the best way to get in touch with a recruiter in the location you’re looking to move to?

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How important are awards? At mid-level, do you only consider candidates that won metal? How about hiring talent from abroad? I could say that I have a good body of work, but just never got lucky with the award shows , and it starts to stress me out more and more

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How important is the required years of experience in the job description? Are candidates considered when they don’t meet this requirement?

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What’s it like in the world of creative job hunting right now? Been at my agency (large agency) for two years, promoted once, sold through an idea or two, but ready to work on something new. Wanted to… more

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Thoughts on this new recruitment campaign I've been seeing on LinkedIn? To my understanding, you add the fake company to your work experience, and then recruiters can search to find diverse talent

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What are some ways recruiters ensure that they are presenting diverse candidate pools? What are the limitations involved?

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How should an agency Chief Executive and Chief Client Officer best make the career transition into Executive Recruitment?

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Hi All, I worked for 4 months at some agency as a full time, due to personal reasons I had to leave that job. After a month I joined another agency where I’m currently working/furloughed. In resume I … more

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Should I be telling people I'm furloughed?

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I’m considering a relo to NYC in 2021. Will be second year in my career and NYC has always been my dream. What can I do now to prep? Looking to go Brand side or Tech. Any advice? Recos?

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Looking for some NYC recruiters. Who are some great people to reach out to?

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I’m curious to know how can I follow up with a recruiter without looking desperate. The interview went really well, and she said she would reach out soon, but haven’t heard back from her yet.

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Does it matter what time of day/day of the week you submit applications? I.e. Would submitting an app on a Sunday put me on the “bottom of a list” compared to someone submitting the same app on Monday… more

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Just reached mid-level. Seeking AD position in the DMV area. Who’s hiring?

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Unfortunately there’s still obsession over gaps on resume. Recruiters: should time off be listed even it some work done but not full time, example Sabbatical 2018-2019 ?

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I think we can all agree EQUALITY (in all aspects including racism) should be a goal of all humans - or for the sake of argument let's assume. What are some ways to sell that idea as if it were a … more

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Someone from Creative Circle reached out to me on LinkedIn. She asked me to email her my resume and then asked for my DOB and last four of my SSN to “set up an account”...

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Is it a good idea to put personality (Myers-Brigg) on the resume?

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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 k… more

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