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@ Junior ADs — how much are you currently getting paid? Trying to figure out some sort of benchmark when recruiters ask what my salary expectations are.

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How many months were you job hunting before you finally accepted an offer for your first job? I’m coming up on month 5 and starting to doubt that I’ll ever break in … 🫠

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Has anyone been in the TBWA Youngbloods program? I applied, but the application is to submit nothing but your r… more

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Should I take a position as a junior designer when I ultimately want to be an art director or just wait for an opening for junior AD?

Every CD I’ve shown my book to has said I have the desi… more

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This might sound dumb but who do I actually ask for a promotion? I'm at a fairly big agency and a bit overwhelmed with the different CDs, creative managers, ECDs, HR directors and other titles tha… more

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Anyone know a good junior AD freelance hourly rate? Been getting a lot of freelance to perm offers and don't know how to navigate salary.

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I remember how awful I was at accepting and embracing feedback early in my career. So I put together a quick video on giving and receiving feedback as an art director. Hope a tip or two helps you out.… more

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Any Jr. ADs looking for a partner to do spec work on the side? I’m a Jr. CW working for a agency in NYC looking to make new work/ revamp my book.

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any jr cws who have been at their spots for over a year willing to share their starting/current salary+location? i know there’s some google sheets out there but they’re annoying to navigate

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Art directors, what level of mastery do you have graphic design wise, how long did it take to get there and do you have any courses you’ve taken that you swear by?

I’m looking to switch to… more

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Hey um it’s my first agency-wide party next week. What do I wear?

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What role should I do as a creative? Strong expertise in video and sound production. Worked as a Creative Lead for a very large agency. Have worked on a small number of non profit campaigns end to end… more

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Graduating from portfolio school in a few months and they are having us start gathering a list of our top 10 agencies. Curious who would go on yall's

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IRL it’s “never meet your heroes.” In advertising it’s “never meet people who worked with your heroes.”

Sick of senior creatives ruining celebrities for me lol.

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Is it just me or do agencies almost never post junior positions? Like I’ll know for a fact that a place has a junior position open but there’s not a posting for it anywhere at all. Are they trying to … more

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Finishing my internship next week and I hope they hire me / keep me on the team for longer. I haven’t heard anything about next steps so I was going to start the conversation myself via email, any tip… more

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Any junior AD’s in NY looking for work? My agency is hiring for 2-3 asap. Hybrid work style, we come into the office 3x/week. We’re a women run agency with big clients in beauty, hair, clothing, and l… more

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Any leads on junior AD positions? Just wrapped up an art direction internship and would love to send over my resume and book to anyone looking for a junior AD :-)

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Any junior creatives looking for automotive agency opportunities in the Detroit market? DM me your book!

For any spec projects or ad school pieces, can anyone share how they presented film/commercial ideas? Trying to figure out how to produce a concept video for a spec project I’m working on without it l… more

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I can’t wait to get back to in person work.

WFH is nice if you don’t have anything to do, but I really wish I had people around to ask questions, bounce ideas, and help me stay organized a… more

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Hey can we make a thread of junior portfolios? Would be helpful as I am trying to reformat/fix some things on my site and would love to see other examples :).

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Gotta love when after 2.5 years of experience, recruiters are STILL hitting you up about junior positions 🤪

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This is a long shot but would any copywriters be open to rewrite a few lines of copy for me by end of day? I’ll let you use the ads in your portfolio too.

For background I need to send a re… more

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I have worked in this industry for a year and a half now, and I still don’t know what non-creatives do. I have no idea what the responsibilities of anyone outside my department are. I find it very har… more

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Does anyone know of / have a list of places willing to take on junior creative talent ? From my experience most places are only hiring for mid-senior positions currently

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Is there such a thing as being “too vocal” about wanting to learn? Everyone is “busy” but I don’t seem to have much to do, and I’ve asked many times for work so I can learn and prove myself

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Currently working at an agency where people get promoted after only a few months on the job. I know everyone's progress differs, but just wondering how to approach the topic with my CD. IMO I wa… more

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what surprised you most about starting your job? like the difference between college work and real life

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For those of you job hunting, how’s it going?

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Are any of you struggling to get promoted to mid-level or senior? And if you did, how long did it take?

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Is it appropriate to ask someone who used to work at your company who is now working at a company you’re interviewing with what their experience has been like? I wasn’t close with this person, but I’v… more

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Presenting work as a young art director terrified me. It was a skill that I completely sucked at and worked hard to improve over time. If you have similar nerves/apprehension and are looking to improv… more

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How to find a CW partner?

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How did you get your Jr. role? Just applying? Networking? Or internship that turned into a job? Trying to figure out what’s my best bet for securing my next gig in NYC…

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Why does the One Club make you upload your entire book, file by file, to enter Young Guns?

It’s 2022. Just let me send my link and get on my way.

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New ADs, have you added your first professional piece to your book? If you have, how long after you started did you have work to add?

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I got a job as an AE for Dentsu London. Have not lived in London or around ever. Can someone please give me some tips with respect to house search, and travel?? I've heard some serious… more

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