I’ve been trying to get into The Walt Disney Company for years and can’t seem to make any progress. I’ve tried introducing myself and connecting with recruiters on LinkedIn and of course, applying to jobs on their site. Would anyone happen to have any words of advice for someone trying to transition from the ad industry into the entertainment industry?

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I’ve been in the Ad world for 7ish years with mostly big agency experience. I’ve got a decent book but no awards. Like… not even a Webby. Any tips for interviewing at super award-hungry shops? Not sure if it’s better to acknowledge the fact that I’m lacking but have a major desire to win some, or just zip it and hope they don’t notice or care.

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Hi everyone, Thinking about a career change from ad sales function as senior enterprise account manager / programmatic platforms specialist/strategist to to in-house digital marketing / media / programmatic / similar function. Would be great to chat with xgooglers who made similar career change. How to better prepare for interviews? Any pros / cons about companies profile / size? Common pitfalls on such career path? Compensation side of such move? 14 yoe, 11 yoe @google, europe.

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Had one of the largest ad agencies offer me a job, but the market is $15k + higher. Is it too crazy to ask them to match the low end of the other interviews I’m taking or should I be prepared for them to be pretty rigid/and to walk?

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For all those who are applying to the W+K Art Director position just know you are going up against someone who consistently gets a like on their comments from a W+K employee 4/10 of the times…. Yeah I know, tough competition.

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Applying for an S&O role. As a consultant, don’t have experience in the ad tech industry per say. How do I avoid sounding like an outsider?

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What does a Mid level Art Director brand side salary in LA look like? Have an interview tomorrow wanting to know my worth on an in-house team?

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What does a Mid level Art Director Salary in LA look like? Have an interview tomorrow wanting to know my worth on an in-house team?

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How long approximately do you have to stay as an art director before applying for / being considered for a Senior AD position? Obvi I know that the work has to speak for it too.

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Looking for Accenture info! Interviewing at Accenture in two areas next week: Account Manager Creative and Brand Marketing and Content Experience Manager at Accenture Interactive The former sounds exactly like what I do now at an ad agency but on the in house agency team with Accenture being the “client”. Lots of execution work. The latter is more about answering RFPs for existing clients and developing some strategy and like 30% execution. I’m leaning toward the CEM role. (Cont. in comments)

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Looking for a Project Finance/Infrastructure job in London at the Senior Associate or AD/VP level. No luck applying direct to the usual suspects (French and Spanish giants). Any headhunters who specialize in the space I should be aware of?

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Any general advice for a designer that is interviewing for an Art Director position?

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Any general advice for a designer that is interviewing for an Art Director position?

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Hi help please. So this is first for me. I have an interview scheduled for Deloitte CS &AD. 3 rounds - guesstimate, case study, and interview with director. Any suggestions how to go about the first 2 rounds prep wise and how much time is given to solve the case study? Appreciate any help.

Just had my 3rd interview last Thursday, with my potential AD partner. Haven’t heard anything back since. Should I assume they’ve moved on or is this pretty normal? They rushed me through all the interviews and the first CD gave my book more compliments than Ive had in an interview, so part of me thought it’d be quicker. Dying to find FT now as freelancing for the last year has been rough.

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How do I get my foot into the door in other industries as a data analyst with an internship at an ad agency? I’ve been applying a lot and haven’t gotten any interviews. Any advice?

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I want to get my start into marketing/advertising as a junior strategist and so I was wondering if anyone had tips when it comes to resume, portfolio, interviewing, etc.? Especially considering my lack of direct m/a background (mostly self-taught) compared to folks from miami ad school or vcu

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AD partner and I are applying for an in-house position in Chicago (remote). We have 7 years experience (4 with each other). What should our respective salaries be?

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

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What are some good questions to ask a potential new partner in an interview? (I will be the interviewee meeting my potential AD partner). I have some ideas but would love to hear from others.

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I was rejected for a strategy role at an advertising agency after 8 interviews because they felt I needed more agency experience. I’m in my 1st job post-undergrad doing in-house comms/mktg and currently getting my masters in Ad/PR. I’m dying to be in an agency setting. Does anyone have recommendations on how to showcase my skills, or build out “agency skills” while not being in an agency?

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I have an interview for Spotify’s NYC marketing team next week. Role requires 8 years experience and is within their ad division. What’s a reasonable salary to ask? $150K? I work in legacy tech now and they don’t pay competitively haha.

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Ad copywriter who’s freelancing outside of agency world, who do I ask for a reference/review from when finishing up a project? Project leader (who I had minimal interaction with) or day-to-day contact who is lower ranking but actually worked with me beyond the initial interview? At an agency I’d go straight to the CD, but this is a consultancy that doesn’t have that sort of structure.

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What are interviews like for AD in biopharma? Should I expect a case interview?

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Recently interviewed for a senior UI design job and was tasked to do a skills test - to look into their product and find areas of improvement. The more I do the task, the more I feel that I’m doing a free design audit. Furthermore, they reposted the ad. In my task, must I proposed a new design or would it be just a list of areas of improvements? How many is a good number of finds? Currently, each area is coupled with a write up and what competitors are doing.

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Had my student-led interview with Cornell Johnson this week. Admissions emailed me saying that next step will be the decision (profile sent to ad council for final review). Is that the normal process?

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Hey everyone, What would you say is the difference between an account director and a senior account manager. I was just promoted as an account director when I quit my job and moved to the U.K and now having so much trouble finding a job as an AD. My last interview feedback was that they really liked me but felt like I was lacking new bizz skills and that the organic business growth opportunities I found and jumped on were “luck aka right place at the right” moment kinda thing?

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What are some questions for an art director to ask in an interview?

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First interview with CDs went AMAZING! 2nd interview with senior CW and AD is next. What should I expect the conversations to include? Is this my opportunity to get a feel for the day-to-day?

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I've been a mid-level AD for just over 3 years now. I'm not pushing to be promoted yet because I know I still have things to learn, but I'm also right on that cusp so I am definitely thinking about it. I'm interviewing at shops, and I want to ask about goals for a mid who wants to become a senior, but I'm worried about coming across title hungry if I do. CDs/ECDs, would it turn you off if someone in my position were to ask a question like this?

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I just joined a late-stage pre IPO startup and I’m not very happy with the work. The work itself isn’t exactly what I was sold during my interviews, and my manager took pto before onboarding me. I’m now left without any guidance, but he sends random ad hoc tasks my way without having given me the context. (Eg talk to xx and do yy 3-4x a day). I’m also working through learning work that’s already been done by mgr, but no one on the team really understands his work/models well. Are my frustratiins

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How long between interview and hiring decision? I interviewed for an AD position 2 weeks ago, got positive throughout the 7 hour process and then radio silence. Followed up w the recruiter last week and nothing no reject, no offer, no we’re still working on it. How long is reasonable??

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#advice #mentorship #creativedirectors Hello, business owners and creative community leaders. Since moving to SW Florida end of 2019, professional life has been a f*ckin doozy (for many of us.) For 15 years I’ve been an art director / brand / designer and can say I’ve done well. After many connections and interviews and tests and hoops I’m not getting hired. Feeling defeated, frustrated — bang head here! Any mentors / leaders that can advise a renewed jump to restart? Thank you in advance.

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Applying to Google s&ops lead position for a product suite - what are key experiences and capabilities to highlight? My experience is outside of tech and the ad is quite generic, so happy for any thoughts on what is most critical

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Hey everyone! I'm based out of Chicago and I'm applying for a junior art director role in LA. Could other junior creatives share the current range of salaries are out there? Sites like Glassdoor can be a little unreliable or out of date for juniors.

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I'm looking at becoming more of an Art Director / Social Creative. The company I'm at doesn't value people enough to move them around internally or offer any training to help. Where do I start?! I'm applying for new jobs but I'm so out of the game when it comes to coming up with ideas for campaigns etc. I get to come up with design ideas but not big level ideas. Where do I find inspiration?

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5 year Ad Agency Manager applying Fall 2022. Wondering how to best sell myself to adcom? Goal is to transition into strategy or IT/digital consulting. From what I have researched so far, my client related work in advertising sounds very similar to a consultant’s day-to-day. Between client relations, developing brand strategies, analysing data, and implementations, I feel as if I’ve built a career that can easily transfer into consulting. Thoughts?

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Hey guys, I’m a junior AD under a year into my professional career at a big agency and am preparing for an informational interview with a recruiter at an agency that I really admire. They reached out to me out of the blue and showed interest at looking at my book (it’s currently locked because I’m working on updating it). (Cont. in comments)

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hey all, I was wondering if anyone has any advice regarding professionally branding yourself with a partner as a copywriter/art director team? Have you had more success getting jobs as a team or solo? Also wondering how the application/interview process goes when looking for jobs as a professional partnership? I’ve come across a few AD/CW partners at my agency and would love some insight as to how this process goes.

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Friday will be my first time interviewing someone for a job that’s not an intern. It’s going to be weird being the other side of the table. Suggestions on questions to ask?

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on average, how soon after final round interview do you hear back from ZS? are offers notified via email or phone call?

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I have an interview with a big tech firm very soon. I’m in an awkward beard growth stage and kinda look like crap but not really, do y’all think it’ll affect anything?

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Had an interview with a TINY firm. Pretty much one partner and one associate(that i would replace as they are moving). Partner said PY they made 900k. He then says if you do 20% of the clients for 180k you tell me how much you want of that 180k. Okay so how do i say i want at least half of that when i have 1.5 years experience.... current associate said he made 40k year one and 50k year two...soemthing doesn’t add up???

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Had an interview two weeks ago. Followed up with recruiter a week ago who said they would check status. Haven't heard back. Have patience or consider myself ghosted?

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Juicy news - PwC stealing from other big 4 firms by promising 1 30 minute interview for candidates with partners! Offers within 24 hrs. All out war between the big 4 for financial markets! PwC Deloitte EY

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Anyone ever interview with Point B? Any tips/thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

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Interviewing for jobs right now and all of these places have interview processes with 4-5 rounds. When did this become the norm? I am exhausted and all of my “doctors appointments” are starting to look suspicious.

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What is the process for EYP interviews for experienced hires? How many rounds and are there cases?

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Dear Accenture, Please pick me for an interview. The end.

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Talked to this company and they said if I’m willing to pay to fly out they will interview me. Does that strike you as cheap?

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Curious, anyone works or has worked in the PCS group at Marks Paneth? If so, what is the culture like, perks, hours, comp for a senior? Considering on applying but just want to get some insight scoop. Thanks!

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If you had a PE interview in 6 days and haven't done much prep, what are the things you should do to get ready in a limited time frame?

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I had interviews with Grant Thornton. The last manager I interviewed with said he didn’t know what the next steps were after he turns in his assessment. How long should I wait to ask the recruiter what the next steps are? Or is anyone familiar with the interview process ?

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Has anybody interviewed for a KPMG AAS senior associate role recently? How did the interview go and was it both behavioral and technical? I am currently working in audit and am interested in making the switch.

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Just finished a case presentation with 7 interviewers. Should I send a thank you email to all (I’ve already sent thank you emails to two of them from interviews earlier in the process)? They were all extremely nice so I just want to make sure I do the right thing.

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ACN 🐠, are you currently having your yearly performance review, and does that impact hiring? I am in the interview process with ACN, had two interviews, both went well based on the feedback I received, was expecting a third meeting, that was more than a week ago, still have not heard back. Was wondering if hiring was put on hold

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Would anyone from McKinsey Canada be willing to briefly connect? I'm interested in applying to the Business Analyst Intern role but am from a non target bschool. I have experiences that demonstrate analytical skills, independence, teamwork and communication and have decent casing experiences along with a great GPA. Would very much appreciate the opportunity to have a conversation!! McKinsey & Company

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My firm normally has annual review meetings in August and pay raises take effect on October 1st. On a call held in early September they said the meetings would actually take place at the end of September. Next, there was a zoom call last week in which management did not mention reviews at all until someone asked when they will be, and they said “soon”. Thoughts?

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What's the hiring process for a director of advanced analytics?

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Any thoughts on Dublin? Mid 20s male here from India. Would love to hear any perspectives on the immigrant experience, gay life, quality of life in general, healthcare etc. If it's helpful context - I've never lived away from home. Thanks in advance!

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What salary would MCKinsey give an eh BA? 3 years work ex but still call for an analyst role - would 120k be pushing it? For reference I make 100k at Deloitte at C1

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Retention bonuses? Any employers do this? What are employers doing to keep their staff?

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Interviewing at McKinsey from a big 4 consulting firm - currently an engagement manager interviewing for an engagement manager role on the partner track - comp at big 4 is currently $165k base, what’s a reasonable amount to ask for at mck? I got an Ivy League exec mba in 2020 as well, which hasn’t yet been reflected in my big 4 comp (we mostly didn’t do raises because of covid last year). Trying to understand how much higher mck might be willing to go?

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Was let go as a staff 2 at 77k in September and currently have 3 offers in deciding between them. Would really appreciate any feedback. 1. 3rd year associate at PWC -HIA at 85k. 2. Transformation analyst at a big 3 automaker 83.5k 10% bonus. 3. Product development role at a healthcare startup. 100k 7.5k sign on and 7.5k bonus in 3 months. Potential 20% bonus at year end.

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The more pedestrian your intellect, the better fit you are at D Heard of a colleague with an FRM charter being laid off today. Overall excellent person. And you won't believe who they promote year after year.. the character, curiosity and quality of the lifers Don't join this firm if you for a love of learning and to be inspired. Join if you are a middling who wants a good brand to hack ahead in life and rise above your station

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Good starting salary for a junior copywriter out of college?

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Dropping my entire 401k in ETH if it dips below 3k again.

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Actually spent all of my per diem today and am feeling shitty about it. Normally, I have enough left to essentially eat free over the weekend!

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Today would have been my baby shower. I’m so sad we couldn’t spend this gorgeous day with family and friends but I’m so thankful they took time to call, text, FaceTime and send tons of gifts. ❤️

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What’s market for signing bonuses (excluding Covid and year-end bonuses) for mid-to-senior associates at V25 firms?

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How do promos work if you are working on another practices project? Is it less favorable ?

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