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I have had 4 social media internships and one freelance role so I'm not exactly a pro, but I definitely get what is involved with a social manager role and want to try something else. My major was in advertising strategy (yes, specifically that) and I want to pivot and try it out. Any tips / ppl you've seen do it / descriptios of your day to day in strategy? I'm hoping I can make some of my social material support my ability as a junior strategist

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Why do job applications for art directors have way more requirements than copywriters these days? I’m sick of being expected to not only art direct and design, but to be the illustrator, animator, editor, 3D artist, UX/UI designer, etc. all while my copywriter friends snag interviews and gigs left and right with ease bc hiring managers just expect them to do the 1 job they’re supposed to do! I need a job and I’m so so so tired of it!

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Has anyone else worked at a small agency and found that their other tasks outweigh the time spent filling the role they were hired for?

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How can a candidate tell they're being jerked around by a recruiter/HR after a final interview? Is it ever appropriate to say you don't appreciate them not getting back to you after they said they would, for ignoring your emails, giving vague (or zero!) feedback, etc? I'm tired of being ignored, ghosted, etc by these recruiters especially as someone who's just entering the industry. It's rude and unfair especially since each role has 3-6 interviews & I'm seeking genuine feedback. Advice?

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I need honest opinions! How do you feel about agencies keeping a person on a Full-Time hourly Contract without any clear sight of offering a permanent Full-Time position? Is it a reflection of your performance or the employer? What are the pros/cons of being contracted? Thanks!

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Anyone ever get strung along on interviews for a month to either: A. Get the position B. Get turned down C. Get Ghosted

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A recruiter submitted me for a job a few weeks ago and they declined, but a second recruiter just reached out asking about the same job so I know they’re still looking. It is a DREAM position for me. Would it be inappropriate to reach out directly to someone on their team?

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I was laid off early in the pandemic, and other than a TINY bit of freelancing have completely missed out on the remote work experience. Starting a new FT position (FINALLY) and wondering what advice y’all might have after almost a year of WFH. What’s changed/what to watch out for/ balancing on/off hours, etc. Thanks to you all 🙏

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Anyone hiring in Denver or Boulder?

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Curious if anyone’s hearing about more agencies hiring people to work remotely. Not just temporarily, but for good.

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Funny how all these executives are remembering/honoring MLK, yet their hiring patterns exclude POC as much as possible.

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Anyone got into the industry ready for the grind, willing to do what it takes to get awards and after only a few years of working couldn’t care less about any of that stuff? All I want is to get paid a living wage and not be bothered past 6pm and on the weekends. And then save enough to get out as soon as I can. What’s your exit plan?

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Has remote work helped with diversity, gender, and age discrimination in hiring?

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I’m curious to hear from those who are marketing budget controllers - how much does customer service play a role into deciding where budget is allocated? You can assume performance was decent.

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How have you guys been managing with the lockdowns, covid, and US election while continuing to work? I’ve been in a very fortunate position to keep working and have a positive work environment but despite all things I’m struggling staying motivated and mostly lack of focused due to feeling overwhelmed with the world around me. This has negatively impacted my performance which is just adding more to my stress. Any tips/advice?

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Started a new job about a month ago. They expect me to have mastered the role by now. I’m working in performance media which is new to me. Any tips on how to deal with a micro manger?

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You know when you you get through 9 interviews and the recruiter says “it didn’t work out but we will keep your contact info for a future role.” Has anyone ever gotten a job a year or so later from that same recruiter or agency? Or do they actually just throw your resume and interview experience in an endless void of non hires.

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hey all! any agencies in LA or San Francisco hiring Coordinators or Jr Strategists? Let me know, ty!

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Anyone hiring NY-based strategists or know if their agency is going to be making hires anytime soon?

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Has anyone else been thinking about Netflix's "The Social Dilemma" and how that relates to the inserrection that we witnessed last week? I'm wondering if anyone has ideas on how we can use our position in the advertising industry to help push for change in the platforms and start healing the division in our country.

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Chicago homies: I’m struggling. Is anyone hiring right now that I could send my book to? Like, directly, and not a robot that’s going to automatically reject me? I’ve applied to VMLY&R and that’s about all I’ve found. I’ve emailed connections, no luck. I’m working a contract gig out of the state right now, but I really don’t want to pack up life and leave just yet. I’ve pulled all my resources, and now I’m asking you, fellow fishbowlers, please help. Also anyone want to be a mentor to me? Lol.

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Considering moving across the country for a new position (same title) which would include a 20-25% salary increase. They’d also cover moving / relocation payment which is great. It’s at a reputable shop in a nice city, and about 3-4x larger (employees wise) than my current agency. I’d love to hear opinions on this. I am only about 1.5 years into the industry (recent college grad). Thanks!

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Anyone else getting the Monday scaries early? Been out since the 23rd, afraid of the sh*t show that awaits. Before the pandemic I was actively looking, but gave up in May due to hiring freeze. Time off has made me realize how critical it is that I get out of this toxic employer—stuck on a dysfunctional team without a vision that doesn’t get along. Isn’t healthy nor worth the stress anymore for below market pay. Here’s to hoping the market turns around this year.

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Thoughts on how to approach the exit interview when leaving a job? Part of me wants to go in on all the issues with the job, company, clients, etc., but the other part of me wonders what it would actually accomplish.

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Just got a job offer at an agency I’m really excited about, but it’d be a complete lateral move. Same position and same amount of pay now. Is it worth it? Or should I wait until I’m able to move someplace with a pay increase or title move? I’m pretty unhappy right now at my current agency and job. But was really hoping for an increase somewhere. Thoughts?

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Anyone else made the switch from a traditional shop to a social media one? Been at my new role for about half a year now and still not quite used to it.

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How does it work with recruiters? I had one call me yesterday (a friend referred her to me) about a specific position, but after chatting for a half hour, she had a bunch of other ideas for potential opportunities for me. We are going to reconnect after the new year. Does she just send me job opps? I don’t pay her, right? Can she help me redo my resume? Is she like my personal shopper for getting a new job?

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I just got a new job offer that is a good career pivot towards a specialty I’ve always wanted. The salary is a bit more than what I’m making (but not considerably more). Afraid of making this leap during a global economic downturn. I’m pretty safe in my current role, but I’ve plateaued and and have not loved the work for a while now (even got to switch clients and still not satisfied). Any thoughts on waiting out covid in a safe but loveless role vs venturing out in the WFH unknown?

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Who’s hiring?

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I’m going in house in January in a strategy role. Any advice for moving from agency life to client side and from account to strategy?

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Anyone hiring strategists in NY or planning to in jan??

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Interviewing for a role I dont feel qualified for. Thoughts on cancelling?

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How can I control my constant urge to job hop? I’m fairly happy in my current role but can’t help but notice all the new jobs I’ve been seeing in my area. I have never been a loyal employee and job hopped a lot in the past (had 6 jobs in less than 6 years). I told myself I was going to stay put where I am because it’s getting to the point where I can’t fit my jobs on my resume... but I can’t help but want to apply to these new companies where I could be earning more or working with new clients.

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Final interview was last Monday, hiring managers on the call said I’d hear from them by Friday. That has passed- when do I reach out to check in?

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Interview Question: Understanding how many layers we usually have for interviews, how do you flex yourself when you are pitching the professionals to get the position? Do you usually repeat the same history told on the previously round or try to present “new assets”?

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Should I take a fully remote role at an agency that’s not in my city? It’s an awesome role I couldn’t have gotten pre-covid, but part of me wonders if I will really miss out when other people start going back to their offices.

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Why are internal promotions less than a new hire salary? If anything don’t you think that you should be paid more for an internal promotion since you’ve proven yourself vs hiring someone at that same title with more pay who hasn’t proven themself?

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Sooo there are layoffs and hiring/raise/promotion freezes across the industry, unless you’re a white dude being hired/promoted to CCO / GCD / ECD? How are all these agencies making these announcements with straight faces?

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Realistically, how honest should I be in an exit interview? I know in theory I should be 100% honest in order to stay true to myself, help the place I’m leaving improve, etc...but the reality is there are relationships, politics and reputations on the line. I want to be honest but also want to leave on a good note/ not piss anyone off. I’m torn about what level of honest to be. (And yes, I know I could be honest while also being respectful, but even if I do that, I know people will be offended.)

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💁 When a role you were about to interview for gets terminated

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Ever commit to a role, and then you immediately get a bunch of emails from other roles that were actually more aligned to your preferences?

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A manager I had a good relationship with left recently for a company I am very interested in working for. How do I go about reaching out for a referral and when is it acceptable to reach out ?

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Given a very general "innovation" case for a strategy role at a large tech company (e.g., what are new potential verticals for targeted expansion) .... really want to request data, too desperate?

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Staff 1 audit, started in October..I was assigned to advisory role for summer..can I request to move to advisory in Fall or will I still have too little experience to ask for move

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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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Hi consultants, Question for all of you (especially younger generation), what still makes consulting attracting (from a hiring and retention perspective) now that some value proposition are compromised (I.e. social aspect, travelling, highly diverse experiences)?

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KPMG senior associate in D&A MC. What is the average raise? Also what is the salary range for Manager?

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What are the benefits of working with a recruiter? Could they anything more than what I could do on my own if they are reaching out to a firm they haven’t worked with before?

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First week in over 10months w/out travel.. I feel like I am gonna miss it?! Quick smack me back into my senses.

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