Didn’t make it past final round for a recent role because while they felt like I had solid experience as a team member, they wanted someone with “defined confidence who can own the room”. Any tips?

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Moved my life from NYC to Chicago for a job. It’s only a few weeks in and I’m hating it. I was mislead about my role and the agency’s desire/ability to create great work. What now?

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Hearing every day about agencies losing biz and having major layoffs, so where are the agencies winning new work and hiring?

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Tips on breaking into a cliquey team? Currently 1mo+ into a position where one of my teams is very closed off and won’t let me in. Want to be able to do my job but need to be let in before I (cont)

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Got a call for a client side role. No recruiter or even HR involved. I have a feeling the salary won't be enough. I don't want to waste my time but I don't want to just straight out ask. Or should I?

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Interviewer: so what was your role on this project. Me, Copywriter: erm... i wrote it... (What kind of question is that? Nah mate i witnessed it’s conception...)

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You wouldnt ask a chef for a free sample of their food before you sit down and actually pay for a meal. So dont ask a freelancer to do a test run of work for your actual project before hiring them.

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Why do agencies have a Sr. Media Planner title and how does it differ from a Supervisor role at an agency that doesn’t have the in between?

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Torn between a promoted role at another agency or lateral move to Adobe. Agency role has more depth in day to day

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Is NY really not hiring, the way some 🐠 say? Or is that a combo platter of pessimism and hyperbole?

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My role blends analytics and strategy, but I feel like I need to eventually pick one discipline since most agencies / companies in general seem to keep them separate. Thoughts? Recommendations?

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Best way to let a recruiter know (in a respectful way) that you are on a timeline / are about to receive another offer? But still want to learn about their role and agency.

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