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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Curious how others approach travel etiquette: when returning from a work trip with colleagues, do you wait for everyone to deplane before making your way to the exit together or do you just leave?

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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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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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Anyone here in a copywriter/strategist hybrid role? I’ve seen these roles before, but only on rare occasion. Would love to hear how to create an opportunity for a role like this, and how it adds value

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Is this new “don’t hire portfolios” philosophy getting out of hand and agencies are ending up hiring shitty creatives?

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I’m hiring for a senior position within my team and need to be sure that they’re hard working, cooperative and capable of managing others. What are some winning questions I can ask when interviewing?

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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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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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We are hiring for several marketing roles in NY and Cambridge. Want to work for a good company with even better hours and pay? DM me. Sample roles open (below)

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How do you find meaning in what you do? So few of us actually affect culture or make a positive impact in the world. So many of us just play a small role in making our rich clients richer.

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Having issues hiring out of college as our assistant level pay is too low. Rather than increasing the salary - new assistants no longer need a college degree. Does not bode well for the future.

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Moral dilemma...I interviewed for a role that I didn’t get but really came to respect the team and in particular the person I would have reported to. (Continued below)

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2.5 weeks into my first role in pharma and I HATE it. Does it get better?

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I have an idea that I think could change the shape and makeup of the industry, and reduce discrimination in the hiring process. I need to find developers however. Any idea where to look. Self funded

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I got a job offer from a place known for having long hours/not amazing culture. I’m excited about the role, but I’m at a stage in my life where work life balance is extra important. What would you do?

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An old colleague has just asked for a recommendation for a role. The problem is, he’s fallen off the rails a bit in-terms of mental health. Awesome guy, but hard to give a genuine recommendation. Wyd?

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Anyone have an exit strategy check list of all the things to do when you give 2 weeks notice?

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160over90 won’t let us WFH but just used Coronavirus as an excuse to suspend all annual raises indefinitely. I’d say stay away, but hiring is suspended too despite being understaffed. Disgusted.

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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 feel burnt out and want to leave my job (have felt this for months now) but right now probably isn’t a good time to do that. Since my agency had layoffs, they are expecting me to take on a lot of the work left behind. Any advice or suggestions on keeping my sanity? I feel suffocated staying in my current role and want to cry at the thought of doing more work for the agency. I feel like I have no choice unless I’m willing to be unemployed :(

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I know interview test helps the hiring manger get an idea of how and where candidates would fit in. But this agency I applied, asked for 3 typography layout (business card), 3 KVs. Isn't it too much?

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Any agencies hiring ?

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Anybody hiring junior strategists?

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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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I’m, technically, a Jr but being paid as a Mid because I had a great mentor who believed in me. I’m now moving on to an actual Mid role but have no idea if I should ask for a higher salary because if I do, I’ll basically be asking for close to a Sr Creative’s salary. At the same time, I don’t want to seem like I can be taken advantage of or a pushover if I don’t ask for more. Any advice on how I can navigate this?

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Pre-COVID you were promised a raise to come in June to accompany the smaller raise and promotion you got in January. Now, your company is like every other company - combating layoffs and going through raise and hiring freezes; which makes the opportunity for that raise look pretty impossible. The thing is, the job you’re doing is at least two levels above what your promotion brought you to and you feel like you’re doing twice the work for half the pay. What do you do?

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Our head of new business left and I’ve inherited their role - does anyone have any advice on new biz? I hadn’t really considered it as a path for me (I just assumed I’d progress through account management levels). It’s a tough time to be in new biz so any guidance would be appreciated!

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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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I’m not as passionate about my role as an AAE as when I first started and it’s a couple months before my 1 year. I’m really thinking of making a switch in roles after, but I obviously want to maintain the mindset at excelling at my current role so that I leave on a good note. Any advise on how to let my supervisors know that I’m thinking of leaving? Definitely looking to make a change by the end of the year. I’m a people pleaser and it’s my first job out of college so just stressed the approach

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What do you think happens to those big shots in agencies booted out due to Covid. Freelance? Land another big role elsewhere? Start their own? Retire? Do something else unrelated?

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I am currently an Asst. Media Planner that is being offered on a “client operations” role. Can anyone tell me what a CO actually does? Is it different than AMP? How’s the money/growth ?

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You know... now would be a great time for agencies across the world to start hiring again. Crazy idea I know

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Is W+K still hiring or do they have a freeze as well?

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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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What are some things a recently laid off junior can do right now that’ll benefit them once agencies start hiring again?

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How long does it take for you to get comfortable in a new role? I just switched agencies and I’m wondering how long will the adjustment period be.

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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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Will agencies be hiring in the fall? Or end of the summer as pitches start again

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