Found out my ecd is a flat-earther. Anyone in NYC hiring? I need a new job this week.

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Creatives, what’s your exit strategy when you inevitably become the victim of ageism in advertising?

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How long did it take you in your position before you truly felt like you knew what you were doing?

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If you’re fortunate enough to be in a position where you’re largely delegating work, how do you find ways to keep yourself valuable/relevant to your company?

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Recruiter gets ghosted by an applicant. Year later, same applicant returns. Recruiter shoots back an email, “I am not calling you for this role even though your background would make you a great fit.”

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What makes a great CCO? What makes a terrible one? If CCO currently, how has your transition gone from your previous role to this one? What was that previous role?

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How long after graduating college did you find your “career?” Not just the first job you got (although it could be), but the position where you felt like “this is my path.”

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I am in a situation where I have figured out the mistakes that held me back. How do I fix my reputation? Take a step down and show humility or start fresh at a step up position? And kill it?

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🔮 Poll: What areas of expertise/skills do you think will be in highest demand as our industry (and other industries) evolve & hiring resumes post-pandemic?

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Newly laid off with little in the way of prospects due to the economy. Does anyone have advice on negotiating a severance package or hiring an employment lawyer to do so? The company I worked for have a very poor package (two months pay for 8 years of service).

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How many interviews did you have before getting your current role?

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For those eager/desperate for a job. Has being unemployed changed your stance on what you would work on? Ex: I once said I’d never work on cigarette advertising. Now I’m not so sure I wouldn’t take a temporary position on such to get me through. How about Aggressive oil companies? However- I’m sure I’d say No to Monsanto!

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Attn: design directors! I make $60K, oversee design for a handful of global brands at a large Chicago agency, have 12 years of experience (5 in this position), and have 4-5 direct reports. I suspect I have the lowest salary for this level at my agency. I know negotiating advancement is about what I bring and not based on comparisons. I am just curious what other design directors in similar positions make. Spill it.

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Have you been offered a position since we’ve been quarantined? If so, did you start remotely? What are the challenges you’ve ran into if you started remotely?

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I’m currently interning at a large agency but could have an opportunity for a junior position in-house. Would that be a smart move or should I hold out and see if I get hired at the place I’m at now?

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Are salary negotiations a thing when you’re entry level/straight out of school? I feel like I’m being shafted with this offer but I’m desperate at this point :/ For context, an AAE role in NYC that pays $43k

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How long into a new role do you give yourself to like it?

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How do we encourage diversity in hiring without explicitly saying, “I think we should look harder to find more women and/or BIPOC”? Trying to figure out a tactful way of saying that.

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If your agency is not diverse, these are some reasons why: • Internships (either hosting interns, or using internships as a prerequisite) • Degree requirements (either mandating a degree, or hiring based on any unrelated degree just for the sake of having one) • Only young, white recruiters (especially those without bias training)

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I have my first interview tomorrow for a new job - I’m currently still at the agency I got my first job at (it’s been 2 years & I’ve had 1 promotion, for reference). My question is - can they ask me how much I’m currently making? If so, can I lie? Can they ask for proof? I’m grossly underpaid right now (way below average and even below minimum for my role) so I’ll be asking for a hefty increase, but don’t want them to know just HOW hefty, because I feel like it’ll put me at a disadvantage.

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I’m in my first role out of college, and sometimes I just feel so useless... I’m getting better, I feel like I do perform necessary functions the team needs, but im not GOOD... and I’m used to being

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Will there be a hiring freeze due to Coronaavirus?

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What is your agency’s position on employees taking vacation time in this current covid situation? And, do employees feel uncomfortable asking for time off?

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Those Job Hunting, how is the market feeling? Do you sense companies are starting to ramp back up hiring? Or recovery hasn't started yet?

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Are there any agencies that have not gone through any layoffs, furloughs or pay cuts, hiring freezes etc? Shops that are, so far still financially functioning as normal? I know squarespace is one.

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I'm fairly young but just lost my job due to coronavirus and no ones hiring. I heard this is like it was on 9/11 or after natural disasters. How long will it take to get back to normal?

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Just a few thoughts running through my mind last night at 3am... When will companies start hiring again? Will I ever find another job? Am I washed up at 32? How does someone age gracefully in our industry?

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Someone from my team got let go today and while I agree with the decision because they weren’t right for the role I still feel bad. Do you reach out with condolences when this happens?

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People let go due to covid, what's your plan: Take the first job you can find, even if it's a not great job or at a mediocre agency? Or wait for a better job, but maybe wait a long time? I was at a top tier agency before covid, but now am only finding B tier agencies hiring.

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[Piggybacking on the question below] What is the best interviewer (as in the person hiring) advice you’ve been given?

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Found an org chart with my position as “eliminate” I am the only one in my dept highlighted. I am in house. The new org chart does not say this. Should I bring it up or just wait to collect unemployment?

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When you hear the agency that laid you off “because of COVID” is currently hiring around your level. 😢

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COVID is getting the best of me right now. Anyone else struggling with their job during the pandemic and questioning everything? I am question my purpose, worth, role, if I’m even meant to work in this industry. HELP 😩

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So I graduated in March. Still jobless. People tell me not to worry, that no one is hiring right now. But I see people who graduated getting jobs (and at really good places). I don’t know what to do. I’m conflicted to reach out to recruiters because I know they’re probably busy, but at the same time I don’t want to wait too long...

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say what you want about Gary Vee, but he still champions hiring creatives at any age. possibly starting an “over 60 agency” from what i heard.

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Mental health in advertising: still stigmatized? Was thinking of mentioning my experience with it in an application. It’s something I’d like to be open about but don’t wanna take myself out of consideration for the position.

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Just got my first leadership role. Who should I be reading?

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When an agency contacts you 3 times in 2 years because youre "the perfect fit for the role".... yet they reject you all 3 times even after rounds and rounds of interviews with the same people, and you say "Please let me know when something else opens up!"

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A coworker is starting to eat into my job role. They say they do all the things I do & are learning on the side how to make it happen. Our agency encourages people to not feel tied to their role-CONT

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People who work in Restructuring at Alvarez and Marsal, do you like your job? What position are you? What does your day to day look like? Do you find the work interesting/stimulating?

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For entry level people. Do you feel like you are learning and getting professional experience? What is your role in your company?

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In the city this week trying to meet with as many recruiters as possible. I have quite a few meetings lined up, but they’re not currently hiring. Does anyone know of any places looking for a Jr AD?

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Tax exit opps - what would you target as a good exit once you hit manager in public? What about at senior manager?

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Have an offer to lead the strategy and ops group but not in an industry that I want to stay in long term. How likely will I be able to change industries if I take the role?

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Is organization/keeping track of stuff anyone else’s biggest weakness? I do fine/good in pretty much every role except the one time I was forced to be a PMO. I just don’t know how people do it, though that may be the ADD/ADHD talking. I swear the hardest job in the world to me would be being an executive assistant to some high power ceo.

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Received an offer for BCG’s Knowledge Team, and understand the largely non-client facing nature of the work. Can others chime in on the upsides of the role / growth trajectory ?

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