Any one else having a really hard time communicating with recruiters during the interview process lately? I’m getting ghosted, ignored and/or given misinformation about timelines and next steps. I’ve been on the hiring manager side and know that things change and are equally frustrating but just shocked at how I’m being treated as a candidate for roles I’m being strongly considered for.

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If I don’t hear back within a week after my interview, do I assume I didn’t get it or can I follow up without looking desperate?

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I was just offered to get a promoted offer (from AS to VP,AD) at a different company, but I have been wanting to transition off to non-advertising gigs especially pharma. Does it make sense to sign the new offer first and keep searching, or get out when I can out of advertising? I took the interview a while ago thinking I still wanted to be in advertising but had gradual shift in heart..

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Thoughts on "unlimited PTO"? I'm interviewing at a place that keeps bringing it up as a benefit. They say that corporate supports people taking a week to two weeks off. Maybe I'm cynical, but I've heard that at companies that offer this this, people rarely use the PTO or the PTO is rarely approved. What have your experiences been with this?

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Had a couple great interviews and was told I'd hear about next steps last week. How long should I wait to follow up?

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POC creative interviewing at an agency in Portland. I actually never knew about how white Portland is, (around 80% white) until I did some research. I’m used to pretty diverse cities like LA/NY/CHI. Any POCs living/working in agencies in Portland share your thoughts?

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How long after a final interview until I should expect to hear if I got the job? 👀

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I got contacted by a recruiter about a role at an agency. It’s a lateral title move (maybe a salary bump) and I’m not unhappy at my job, but I generally have a rule of taking every call. I’m 4 interviews in - at the assignment / offer stage and I’m increasingly uneasy. Culture feels a little toxic, the work isn’t super exciting, lots of turnover etc. Thinking I should pull out as to no waste time. Any reason not to that I’m missing (aside from bridge burning?)

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Does anyone remember the social campaign Nike did a couple years ago where they would drop game balls for pick up games in the metro NYC area? Can’t find a case study but I’ve been looking all morning

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Has anyone interviewed with Creative X (Facebook/Instagram’s in-house)? Any tips you can share? Or any insider knowledge of what it’s like working there?

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What’s the most bullshit question you’ve been asked during an interview? (aside from blatantly illegal, racist, sexist, etc questions which I think we can agree are on a different level)

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I’m interviewing at an agency and I love two of the client teams I have meet with so far. Is it possible to ask to be put on both team if both accounts offer me the role ( it’s the same role )?

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Do you have interesting go-to interview questions to ask your interviewers?

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Recruiters: what percentage (would you guess) that you actually end up hiring people you did informational interviews/meetings with in the past?

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Starting to see posts from creatives who won awards, and Im honestly alarmed by how I just do not care at all. I feel like the people who hustle and call in favors to make stuff clients wont pay for and have no interest in—and work even harder on case study videos over nights and weekends—are only rewarded (even if they get another job) with the expectation to do it again next year. I should care more about “reshaping the industry,” but I dont see any reward coming out of it, just busywork.

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Thoughts/opinions about Publicis Health Media? Currently work at an Omnicom agency and am interviewing at PHM, but I've heard some negative things about work/life balance.

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Going through interview process at large agency. Met with talent recruiter last Wednesday who said next interview would be with CD and SD. Sent follow up after call to schedule and it’s been silent since. Is this the pace of larger groups? Is it tough for CDs to free up for interviews? Just curious. Thanks for insight.

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Have you ever left a company citing sexism as the main reason? Part 2: While giving interviews, do you tell recruiters that you are leaving because of sexist work culture?

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One of the holding companies I had several rounds of good interviews finally got back to me & invited me to chat with the team. But I just accepted an offer. Should I still go through the interviews or turn them down now? It’s a lion winning team, I’d like to keep in contact with them.

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Need an advice: I might get an offer soon but I’ve just interviewed with another place that I like much better and they seem interested. So, in case I get an offer from the first place, should I let the other place know about it and see if they want to move forward with me? Thanks a bunch for any help!

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What questions should I ask a company when it comes to DEI to make sure I don’t get a BS answer? The company I’m interviewing with doesn’t have the best rep when it comes to DEI and pass heads of DEI been frustrated with not being able to make change

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Brutal reminder of how small our industry is: I was taking an informational interview at an in-house agency and someone who worked there happened to know me and my CCO (separately), and reported to my CCO that I was interviewing.

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I interviewed with a few agencies and I have an offer in hand that I might take up. How do I politely decline offers if at all I receive it to not burn any bridges in the future?

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Serious Question: How on earth do you interview for new jobs when you’re back in office?? I can only fake so many DR appointments. With WFH I can squeeze in two interviews a day if it’s not too busy.

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I have a 2nd round of interview with a big tech company next week. Background: I applied a different position a year ago and got rejected in the 1st round. 1 year later, the same department reached me out and offered me an interview opportunity for a different position. The first round (with one of team member) went well and I got invited to the 2nd round interview with a hiring manager next week. And... I figured the interviewer is the person I interviewed last year who reiected me..! Continue

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Hey, has anyone—-Im most curious about ad creatives, but really anyone—gotten even a RESPONSE from applying for a job through Linked In? Much less gotten the actual job? Linked In sends me these emails about jobs, and it just seems like throwing an email into a cave.

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I'm starting to think less of ppl who are recruiters... They can email, DM on LinkedIn, leave voicemails and are comfortable texting you initially, BUT go completely ghost after your 1st round interviews. There's something twisted about charming ppl then ghosting daily.

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On May 21, I had what I consider to be a great interview! I was told they were just starting the interview process. And advice on follow up emails so that I don’t get forgotten? Like how often or what to include?

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Does anyone have any advice about applying for Account Executive roles at large companies? I’m currently in my first job after college, was promoted from junior AE to AE, and am looking to make the move to NYC. Any advice on how to set myself apart or prepare for interviews for these roles would be so appreciated! (Especially since I don’t have many inside contacts) Or if anyone knows any NY companies hiring😊 Thank you!

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Anyone know how the process for Apple's Orchard program works? How long they take on getting back?? Interviews, etc?

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I graduated a few weeks ago and accepted a role for an art direction internship at a good agency but not somewhere I love. They only gave me a day to sign the offer letter, so I did because I didn’t have other immediate options. But a few days later an agency I love reached out to me about a Jr. AD opening. I’ve now done 4 interviews and have another call next week. How bad will it be to pull out of the internship right as it’s starting if I get this offer for a full time job?

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Have an exit interview tomorrow. Any tips?

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A sign of how beaten down I am: Was actually excited to get a rejection email after an interview instead of just getting ghosted. Felt like a win!

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They ask you for a number. Next interview the same. Then they say you’ll have to give them a range. How do you get them to show their cards first?

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What are some red flags 🚩 to look out for from an agency interview? Specifically as an art director

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Best way to walk through resume and background on an interview?

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I’m having my exit interview Monday with my boss, who recruited me to my current agency. Do I tel him exactly why I’m leaving (lack of professional development, lack of opportunities) or do I just tell him it’s a promotion and better opportunity and not burn a bridge? Please help.

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I’ve had many interviews, followed by many rejections. They always ask the same thing: how far along are you in your job search or with interviews with other companies? Do they ask this because they like you and want to make sure they don’t lose you to another offer or because if you’re actively looking they don’t want to get into any battles? Not sure how to even answer this, I’ve been honest in the past but not sure if it’s hurt me.

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Been interviewing and networking nonstop for the past few months. Doing everything right, even getting reached out to by recruiters which has never happened before. Nailing every interview, ECDs telling me things like “you’re the best candidate we’ve interviewed” and complimenting/agreeing with me on everything I say. Being told Im a shoe in and to hang tight while we interview others then getting turned down for the role. I WANT TO SCREAM!! What do I do? I’m miserable at my current agency.

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How soon is too soon to switch roles? I’m currently 9 months (6 months full time) and another company wants to interview. My current role is good and I’m not unhappy, but I’m intrigued by the other role. Advice?

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