How would y’all approach applying to an agency’s “General Application” posting (ie. the role isn’t named, you’re just submitting your resume)? Any successes? Strategies? Should I cold email the recruiter/HR person in addition?

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Is it normal for agencies to have a position open, interview you and then be told that they are waiting until 2020 due to scoping issues?

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Anyone hire or get hired during quarantine? How long did it take to extend an offer after the last round of interviews?

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I have an interview this week! Best questions to ask the agency during COVID times?

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What does it mean when you have an interview at an agency but they aren’t sure which account it’s for yet / my second round interview is a “general chat”? Am I getting strung along?

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I have an interview Monday and they want to meet in person, is it wrong if I suggest meeting over Skype or will that hurt my chances?

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I started a new job today (in-house). Thanks to everyone that helped me get through interviewing. This community is dope and supportive. I appreciate y’all.

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I was interviewing with a company for several months and went through 7 interviews. I was told I was a top candidate and I would hear back, never did. Job just posted again. Is it ok to follow up?

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Can someone clarify what qualifies as a case study? Is this work you strategically developed and pitched to a client whether it was chosen or not?

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I’ve been taking night classes, working on two side projects, handling my day job, and applying for jobs and I just feel like I’m never gonna break into the “big” agencies. 😢 trying to stay hopeful.

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@Adweek I had it again. In their obituary of Stewart altar, a great man who served the industry and his agency for his entire adult life, they refer to him as “old school editor retires’ . Ageism at its worst. I strongly urge an industrywide boycott about a week. No sneak peaks, no interviews, shut them off.

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When do agencies typically resume interviewing candidates during 4th quarter hiring freezes?

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Anybody still get nervous at interviews?

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Got invited to interview for a role at a large retail brand and the recruiter has asked me to send a resume that is longer and more detailed (1.5-2 pages). Are expanded resumes the new norm?

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Regarding the new immigration ban, does anyone know if it will affect current H1B holders seeking to move agencies? Does that count as applying for a new VISA or does that fall under renewal?

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Lee Clow visited me in my dream last night... I'm wondering, at an interview, when they ask if you have any questions for them, what should you ask? I never know.

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I have a job interview at a start-up agency tomorrow. My current position is very secure, so given the uncertainty around COVID-19, the job security at this potential, new opportunity makes me nervous. What are some questions I should ask in the interview?

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Headhunter brought agency oppty. Did well in interviews. All of a sudden: ghosted. Reached out to headhunter: they don’t have updates. Is it because the agency ghosted them? Or are they stalling me to see if another candidate works better? Should I try to reach out to the agency POC directly (CC’ing headhunter)?

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Interviewed by 7 people today, two different gigs. Why so many steps involved in getting a new gig? Give us a break (and a drink, thx).

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What’s your best trip/trick to avoid being the first to throw out a salary number during an interview?

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Advice for dealing with guilt of looking for a new job? I hit my one year mark & I’m part of a small team. I keep feeling guilty for looking or interviewing elsewhere & question if I’ve stayed long

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Is there a point when it’s too early to go in-house? I have about 1.5 years agency experience and interviewing for a great in-house job, but nervous that it’ll hinder future opportunities.

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I had an interview yesterday with a recruiter. I asked them what the history of the position was to gain insight on where the person in the new role would have to pick up the mantle. They said there was an individual who held the position but did a horrible job. I felt uncomfortable when they told me this. Is this a red flag?

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How did you guys handle leaving an agency to go to another one? I plan to leave my current spot if I get the offer I’m interviewing for, but I have not given anyone the inclination that I’m looking for other roles. I’ve just started convos to see if it’s possible to get a raise or promotion in the near future, but no answers yet. Just don’t want to burn any bridges or blindside anyone. I’ve been around for about 10 months now

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After 1.5 years of being an assistant planner, I’m being asked to interview for the same role on another team within the same company or be furloughed. Is it crazy to ask for higher compensation or just take what I can get and be happy that I’m working ?

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Welp...interview time. Wish me luck, I need it.

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So I interviewed with an agency pre pandemic but of course rona put everything on hold. They really liked me according to an inside source. I want to keep top of mind for them and keep checking in but don’t want to seem desperate or annoying. Should I message them once a month or is that even too often? Halp.

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From everyone's experience, how long does it usually take to hear back about an interview? How long should you wait before reaching back out?

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Strategists- any pointers on working with Production folks? Or Production folks- what have you appreciated most about the strategists you’ve worked with? Interviewing at a shop, and they’re one of the folks I’ll be talking to, but I haven’t worked with one before. Would love to hear your thoughts.

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Facebook’s interviewing process is weird and kind of messed up for the company they’ve become. Feels like 15 rounds, a test, a presentation and no feedback or connection.

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Not sure if if this would be helpful to those furloughed, laid off due to C19, but here is an open source document of agencies currently interviewing. Please edit, add as needed.https://docs.

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Had a couple of final interviews. Should I wait to hear back? Or apply pressure with a follow-up? Does that even work? I don’t want them to feel relaxed and continue to interview other candidates, since right now there are plenty of options out there.

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TFW you see the highly toxic job you got laid off from posted online and feel slightly sorry for those applying, but truth be told you mostly feel relieved 🤗

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When is the earliest you’d recommend looking for an agency job in LA? I’ve been looking to move from client side to agency for over a year (and have my book built out), but my current role isn’t terrible and will likely be stable through COVID. Should I be applying (or freelancing?) now or wait it out in my current role?

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Anyone have any luck asking for a full-time role to be switched to freelance-to-FT, while interviewing? When is the best time to propose it, after the offer?

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Interviewing for two WWP agencies at the same time. Is that a problem or am I overthinking?

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How long does it take to hear back about an offer? They basically told me they want me to join the team about two weeks ago. Interviewed with five people and all went well. Emailed the recruiter yesterday and radio silence. Waiting is the worst. Did they change their mind or does it take a long time to get an offer approved and made?

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What do you usually talk about in an informal interview?

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I had a second round of interviews last Tuesday. Felt good and followed up with the recruiter afterward. Since then, radio silence. Tomorrow is one week. What’s my move? ps - really want the job. Feels good and I’m otherwise unemployed, so I want to push for it...

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NYC Agency 🐠 - what’s the status of your agency’s return to office plans right now? Anyone back in the office or allowing for long-term remote options? I’m unemployed and applying for agency roles so curious what’s going on.

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Question for the women: what’s your interview suit top preference? Do you always wear a button down or have you improvised w a nice tank?

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How do you approach asking senior managers/directors/partners about writing recommendation letters? I'm applying to law school in the fall and I need some. For what it's worth I'm a second year staff at a mid-size firm, have had good reviews the entire time/known as a high-performer in my office, and I've worked directly with everybody I'm planning on asking. However, none of them know that I'm planning on applying.

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