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Junior Creatives

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An emotional support group before we become hella jaded.

Has anyone relocated (like signed a lease) temporarily. I came home a few months ago but now my lease is up and I’m considering not renewing. Thing is... kinda tired of home 🙃. Considering signing so… more

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Is there anything to be done if you message a recruiter about a job, they look at your LinkedIn and then they never reply? Do you follow up or just admit defeat?

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Anyone else feel drained and defeated after negotiating salary? I have spent 3 days negotiating salary at my company and they finally met me half way, but even that doesn't feel like enough to aff… more

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When can I put something in my book? The spot is currently playing, and I helped during the converting and editing phase (I even wrote for the story boards). I’m hesitant because lot of people at the … more

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Looking for an Art Director to do some conceptual work for a portfolio, and exchange bad and good ideas! Would love to broaden my perspectives and find a partner for future briefs. If you know someone… more

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I got promoted today and I’m not sure why. I don’t feel ready. Is this imposter syndrome?

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Looking for a junior copywriter partner in NYC! Hmu if you want me to send your books through 💕

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Anyone else slightly confused by the Young Lions brief?

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When submitting a file for a competition, should I use PDF or JPEG? Which is better quality? It’s a print piece and I’m exporting from an INDD doc. Help urgently needed for this clueless copywriter!

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I got hired!! So happy.

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Any advice on timesheets? I’ve never had to do one and I’m going to have to start soon.

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I graduated in May and have been looking for a job ever since. I am doing a very small freelance social media gig right now but other than that I've found nothing. I've always liked the idea o… more

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Me looking at the Young Lions Live brief like 🧿👄🧿

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I just got my first ever job offer as a freelancer and while I’m excited, I’m so nervous. I’ve never had an internship so all my experience has just been school work and clubs. Anyone have advice for … more

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What was your major and was it relevant to what you’re doing now?

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What’s been your most impressive/successful salary negotiation when you’ve received an offer? Did you manage to get way more PTO or other perks?

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Had anyone had success using the c0ff3e thing on LinkedIn? Like landed interviews/gigs?

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What are some goals you would for your first job that aren’t like (want to get better at keynote). Like thinking bigger?

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Besides linkedin, where do you look for jobs? I’m starting to feel burnt out in my job search....

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What are the best competitions to enter?

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Yet another meeting where the GCDs mention every single creative but me to solidify why I need to leave 🤡🔫

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What’s a reasonable answer when a small, independent agency asks what your desired salary is? Info on Glassdoor is limited given they’re all smaller. For context, I’m a junior with just a little over … more

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Any junior CWs looking for a job? I’ve been interviewing with a reputable LA agency and they want to know if I have a partner soooo lmk if you’re interested :)

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I feel stuck at my job. It’s pretty stagnant. I want to leave. I know people say that I should find a job first, but I feel like I should quit so I can truly dive deep into the job application process… more

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No progress at the agency I’m at, but feeling stuck bookwise. How do you guys cope with feeling like you’ve had it at the place you’re at while also feeling like you’re inadequate to go elsewhere?

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Are big cities still a top priority for career growth? Feeling kinda bummed about going back to NY when my office opens (never cared for the culture) and thinking about a smaller market close to home.

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What kinds of passion projects are you working on?

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Thoughts on Mother?

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Hey juniors, how many hours did you work last week?

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How do you manage holidays or days off with your creative partner? I feel bad about wanting to take days off because we’re both very committed to working hard and don’t want to miss out on opportunit… more

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5 months into a gig, I’m currently without a partner in a very partner centric group with little consideration to get me one (while they hire one for another team), I’ve been asking if I can help with… more

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Is it common for an entry level art direction role to also require I have experience in Video Editing/Production and Animation?

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I emailed a company about a position, and they said they aren’t hiring but would happily do an informational call with me. Should I do it? I don’t really see the point.

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