Over 40 in Advertising

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Still working, creating and not even close to burned out.

I’m feeling incredibly burnt out and unmotivated. Pretty sure my agency has more layoffs coming and can’t help but think it might not be the worst thing if I was one of them. Today I was thinking seri… more

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I’m seeing intriguing opportunities open up for remote work these days (partially driven by Covid-19 necessity) and believe these gigs may offer new opportunities for skilled over-40 creatives. Anyone… more

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So I got an amazing offer from a former CCO of mine. Trouble is, now I have to notify my current agency where I've only been working for 6 months. I really like the place and the people, but the m… more

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Does anyone know of any VP-level PMO Lead / Dir of Ops or similar roles that are open anywhere in the U.S.? My leads are running dry. Any help is appreciated. Thank you!

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I need a mentor. Are there mentoring networks out there? I came to this industry later than most (30) and since the beginning, I have worked extremely hard to stretch my skills into content strategy, … more

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Ready to go client side. For those of you who have done it, did you use a recruiter? Linked in? Not sure where to start and how to find the opportunities. I’m fine to take a cut in pay and can move an… more

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Did anybody else nominate someone, or nominate themselves, for CampaignUS’s 40over40 list? I get an email just about every day from them to do so, of course it costs $199. Personally I think it’s ju… more

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The perfect job found me. Starting today. Client side. Can’t be happier.

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Working from home

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I felt that every creative need to have a “side hustle” or another “career”? What do you think?

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Looking for recommendations for a great career coach who can help a creative transition into a 2nd phase career...

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So, like a lot of people, currently on the market right now looking for a gig as my role was eliminated. However, state of the world and industry are both so shaky that sending out resumes seems rathe… more

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I’m not confessional or exhibitionistic enough to be ‘influential’ on the social medias...and I’m ok with that.

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So this happened. Since getting laid off I’ve been applying to every job that I believe I’m qualified for. 30 minutes after I hit send I received an email from the company stating that I did not have … more

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Anyone in here no where near where they want to be/thought they’d be by this age either in career? I’m not and am panicking. (Please don’t think just because I work at WK that I’ve made it. I feel inv… more

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Here’s a disturbingly circular question:,what will 2020 look like in hindsight?

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My first grader just told her teacher to mute everyone so there’s no background noise during her distance learning session. Made me smile and uncomfortable at the same time.

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Been noticing an uptick in changing of the proverbial—two pretty well-known recruiters (Anne Ross and Paul Gumbinner) using the “R” word and saying sayonara to the industry. Curious to know how many … more

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