My position was eliminated, due solely to not meeting financial goals. Within 24 hours, company was interviewing for same role, just at a Director level. I’m over 50-How do I get a new job now?
I guess it’s common now to not bring a laptop to show your work at an interview? We’ve had 10 art director candidates come through and maybe 7 of them did not come with any way of showing their work.
This! I’m trying to move jobs, trying to climb the ladder after 15 years of experience and finally get the Director title. I do the work, I can’t seem to get the title. But when I interview, I feel like I need to underplay all I’ve done. Help! I know I am worthy of this role.
I have been asked to interview someone who I would directly report to if hired. The senior director wants to make sure I get a vote along with other members of the team. I am not sure what questions to ask during the interview. Any advice?
Interview soon for a comms director role. Would be first in-house gig, been in agencies until now. What skills matter more when in house vs agency that I need to prep talking pts for?
Today I learned that a white man with 2 years less experience than me and who does mediocre work at best is a Design Director at a place I’m interviewing for as a Sr Designer. We used to work at the same place. He spent less than a year as an ACD before jumping into Design Director roles. I’m so tired of clawing my way up the ladder while others get a golden ticket to a glass elevator. But I’m also frustrated at myself for not being more confident in my abilities and just reaching for shit.
Another day, another case study in LinkedIn drama. Is the creative director right here that political posts should be banned, or at least not algorithmically shared, on LinkedIn? Or, by calling on LinkedIn to take the post down, is he merely trying to “cancel” opinions he doesn’t like? What should the standard be?
I’m a consultant with 5 YOE and am getting pings for director level roles, I’m interested in pursuing but I don’t have experience managing people or any P&L directly. How do you fake it? What can I do to prepare and build confidence for that level of interview conversations?
I’m 43 and joined consulting from industry 1-year ago as a director. I work in healthcare. I am really struggling with the endless EOD emails, taking direction from people I don’t respect, and not seeing the actual value we deliver to the client. I’m applying left and right to leave. Any suggestions on how to “learn to love my job” so it’s not so painful? I don’t want to spend every hour of my life filled with anxiety and dread until my next opportunity develops.
So, I’m currently interviewing for new job, and market is not bad, but I’m anxious and I am interviewing for every opportunity that comes my way (director/vp level, tech). Today, September 30 I received an invite for an initial interview for another opportunity. So I applied to this opportunity through networking on August 10 (!). It looks like a red flag for me and I’m thinking thankyounext, but again it’s covid time... Thoughts?
10 yr digital strat who’s done some planning. Interviewing for strat director roles, but nervous I haven’t done enough brand planning to excel. Could be impostor syndrome, but would you take the leap?
Feeling confused: I interviewed for a position at a large well-know firm, 6 rounds of interviews (Final with Director), then they called to negotiate salary and said they would like to make me an offer, 2 weeks of silence, now I get an email saying they want me to do an additional interview with an associate consultant at the company.... are they buying time? What’s going on? I’ve already talked to the director
Director approached me about making manager early....but I’ve been thinking about switching to cyber. I’ve been applying to cyber jobs elsewhere in the hopes I can make this happen. But now that he...
I’m the only creative on one of the smaller accounts at my agency, where I am referred to as the “Creative Director” for the account. But I’m a junior AD... In interviews etc. can I say I am a CD? 🧐
Interviewing for a strategy role and meeting with the Account Director of the client I would be on. What should I do differently to prepare than if I were to meet with someone on the strategy team? Thank you in advance!
ISO production partner for a few internal-facing videos for a spirits client of mine. need a director/producer+post (though those can be different partners!). it’ll essentially be a talking head interview + a mixologist creating a cocktail in a bar or studio space, NYC area is best. catch is that because these are internal, we’re looking to keep it lean and around/under $50k. does anyone have a recommendation for partner(s) or sound like something you’d be a good fit for?
I’ve applied to over 40 jobs since I was laid off in March. Not one click to my portfolio, per analytics. With a family of four, we are being spread thin. Not only is the income desperately needed, but my creative soul needs a release. I would be happy to do typical Art Director work but I’m “over qualified” for that and am never taken seriously when applying for work below CD/ACD. If anyone needs or know of any company needing freelance work, large or small—I’d really appreciate the lead. 🙏
Applied to a new job, went through 10 interviews over a few months, negotiated salary, then received a verbal offer, and accepted. Recruiter said it would take up to 2 weeks to email me the written offer (had to go through approvals, HR, legal). It’s been 2.5 weeks now and no word. Reached out to recruiter to check on progress yesterday morning and no response. Now what? Should I reach out to director from final interview? To recruiter again? Please help, feeling so crumby 😭 😔
I'm in the last stages of interviews for a director position at a pharma/life science company. How risky would it be to jump ship given the current environment?
how can i address my director to ask why i was passed up for a promotion? i’m interviewing a senior project manager and i’m confused as to why i wasn’t even considered for the position. i’ve been working my ass off and she’s been saying nothing but compliments to me
A director gave me his number to text about an interview with his firm. We’ve texted back and forth and he told me when i find out more info text him. I did and he hasn’t texted back...what do i do?
Big interview with hiring director tomorrow. Dream role at a good company (not FAANG). Recorded myself answer some tough questions. Trying to grt a good night sleep. Wish me luck!
Has anyone had luck in negotiating a higher title at a big pharma during the process? Like going into a Senior manager interview asking for AD or director? Assuming you have the qualifications.
I’ve got a second round interview for a public company for internal audit tomorrow with a director! Anyone have any good ideas for what some good questions would be for a director?
What is the practical, day-to-day difference between a Senior Strategist and a Strategy Director? Have an interview for the latter and I've only been the former so far
What to expect for a corporate strategy director comp in the Bay Area? 10+ YoE. I have been having some preliminary recruiter interviews and numbers seem low (200-225 base). Is that what to expect?
I just realized I’ve never done an interview with a creative director. Anyone have advice / a general idea of how it usually goes? They’ve already seen my book. Would it be a deeper conversation about my work? My life? My process? I want my mommy.
Hello all! I’ve got a question. So I interviewed with a company that I absolutely love. I interviewed with a senior accountant (over the phone), Senior director (video), and (continues below)
Got promoted to C this year but still anticipate being underpaid. My director pretty much confirmed that given market conditions. I want to switch jobs to be paid fairly faster. Given I know my value compared to my peers, do I wait until September when promotions go into effect and I’m actually a C to start applying to jobs? I also won’t know my new salary until end of August. Can I negotiate a salary not based on current pay but what I should be at compared to my peers?
What are the key skills to demonstrate in a VP level interview in industry? What are some example questions? Left McK and now a director but have an oppty to interview for a big leap role...
Received verbal offer today for a startup with a pretty good increase in base salary which I’m inclined to accept. In parallel, earlier this week I had confirmed a phone interview for tomorrow with a hiring manager from FAANG for a role I was interested in. For additional context, I had previously interviewed with this group for a different role and apparently the director I spoke with in the second round had referred me to this hiring manager who is his direct report. cont...
Applied for a Director role in industry without realizing their Director = our manager. Had a call with HR that said their salary band is $20-30k below my current. They are requesting an interview with hiring manager, who is a lot less experienced than I am. Should I email them now to let know I am not interested or go through it?
Recruiter reached out about a director level industrials role. Feel very underqualified for it seeing as I'm a 2nd year consultant. Still worth interviewing for?
If I put a TVC in my book (as an art director), what are the general assumptions of my role in the project? Are art directors usually supposed to handle set design and stuff in addition to concepting it? Should I be specific in my book as to what parts I did or didn’t do or leave that to when people ask in interviews?
Hi everyone. Needed some insights into an upcoming interview. I have already cleared a few rounds and the next one is with the director. What kind of questions can i expect. Is it going to be technical or behavioural?
Have you were been asked to do a ballpark budget and provide director options before officially getting hired for a project? Feels like a lot of phone calls and research if they're still interviewing other candidates...
Comms Strats: what do you value in a brand strategy partner? I’m being interviewed by a Comms Planning Director next week, and haven’t really worked closely with one over my career...little help on what to expect?
If all someone does is throw you into their firm's referral system, does it matter who? For example, senior associate (friend) vs. director (stranger). Also, is there a higher chance if you get referred by someone in the practice you're applying for?
Is it normal for a SCREENING interview to be with a member of the team the role will be leading? A recruiter reached out by email for a VP role and the screening meeting was extended to a Director in the group who reports to the VP. Is this a normal occurrence?
consultant 🐠 - just had a final interview with one of the partners of a mid tier consultancy. In the interview, he didn’t ask too much about my skills and it was almost entirely fit questions and questions from me. the interview went for 40 mins and I had 2 interviews before this fwiw. Does anyone have any experience with a situation like this?
Anybody familiar with CVS Health’s Agile Transformation Office? They appear to be hiring like crazy for multiple initiatives. Have an interview next week for a Senior Digital Product Owner role. Anyone aware of the Comp, Bonus, RSUs?
When recruiting, why not start with the money talk?? Why do recruiters make you go through all the hoops and all the interviews and THEN talk about the comp? Seems like it’s the first box to check to make sure it’s even a match. Ugh.
Is global entry really THAT worth it? Don’t have too much intl and travel (1-2 a year) and don’t want to hoof it my airport just for an interview...
Why do recruiters always want to get on a call to prep you for an interview? I've literally been through hundreds of interviews in my lifetime. How do I kindly reject their interview prep calls?
Anyone know how much to ask for when applying for product manager roles at Chronicle (Google’s cybersecurity business)?
Anyone interviewing right now? A few of the firms I was interviewing at, have froze hiring. Curious to see if its prevalent elsewhere.
Have a phone interview with partner of healthcare VC on Friday for associate role,). The whole process has been a bit of a (happy) surprise, tips on prepping?
I am looking to get into restructuring and corporate finance. Anyone have any advice/leads to help me land an interview? Thank you in advance.
Thoughts on moving to an Asset Manager with 30 Billion of Assets under Management? Being interviewed to build a data team and setup strategy, governance and analytics for the org.
To all you lovely 🐟, what was the craziest thing that a candidate did/say when you were interviewing them?
Cap one strategy associate - anyone know about the interview process? Are there cases involved here?
If you’re an in-house talent person and you’re off for a week..am I right to think that you wouldn’t handover your applicants to a team-mate to cover that period? I just did a third interview early in the week with hiring manager’s boss and haven’t heard anything back. They’ve been quick to contact so far. Really want this job, and I’m stressing 😅
Fox News interviewed a random bad hombre and claimed he was a Swedish National Security Advisor. Swedish government says it has no idea who he is. I love fake news!
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.
Got a covid-19 brief of a hair dye product to encourage people to dye their hair at home. Couldn’t be more grossed out.
What are the benefits of making a move from SC at Deloitte to Manager level at another big 4? Culture? Pay? Exit options?
I am so lucky. I’m on this flight selected for this exclusive offer to get 60k bonus miles for applying today for the Barclays Aviator Red MasterCard, enough for a round trip to Europe, Group 5 Boardg
Is there anyway to utilize the health subsidy to get a PS4 or Xbox one system? I want to get the system to buy the PlayStation move or Kinect set up to do workouts in house?
Should I wear a full suit and tie for the booth video response? I was planning on doing it for the interview but not sure if the video response requires same level of formality.
? about salary negotiations I’d love some insight on. How do you negotiate base salary for a position in LA? COL calculators reveal the harsh realities of how expensive it is to live there.
Someone on the client side made couple abrasive comments toward me in front of my team. I’m afraid it’s going to snowball but I don’t want to complain. What would you?
Anyone work at a consultancy? If so whats it like compared to an agency? What are some of the best ones around currently?
For those who have anxiety - how do you handle the panic attacks, shakes, etc during the work day without medication? Is it ever appropriate to tell your team?
Any high performing consultants out there who also deal with generalised anxiety disorder? Any tips?
Sorry this isn’t consulting related but I’m desperate ... I have a Statistics assignment due for tonight in a few hours Does anyone know how to do Linear Discriminant Analysis with more than one predictor - by hand? I know how to compute in R but my professor wants it done by hand ....