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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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$45 an hour freelance job that might last 1-12 months, or $25 an hour full time position? (I have to stay a year at the full time place to make it 25, there's a bonus. Without the bonus its 20/hr)

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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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@Long-time creative freelancers, please enlighten the masses about why you might make a better staff hire than say, someone with nearly all staff role experience. Help clear up this weird prejudice.

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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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I start a new role as a Sr. Copywriter tomorrow. Any words of advice?

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There’s a place you’re quite interested in with an open role. They ask you to do a hwk assignment, you send it and they seem positive about it but they haven’t given you feedback 6 wks later

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If you’re a guy going into an interview for an account manager position what is your go-to outfit? I used to show up in a suit and felt awkward being interviewed by a guy in a t-shirt.

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Any advice on tailoring an advertising portfolio for an open position at IDEO? Or any other advice on landing a gig there?

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I’m currently interviewing for a senior copywriter position that has an exact equal art director position, but the AD position pay range is $20K more. Same experience requirements. Is that normal?

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As a CD, what are the rules about putting work in your book if the role wasn’t to produce but oversee the team producing the work. What if they produced 90% and I only had my hands on 10%?

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Having prelim talks about going client side with a marquee brand with multiple agencies. My role would be a new position they’d create (still undefined). How does comp compare client side vs agency?

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Looking at a Sr PM role in LA. Making 102k in SF. Can I ask for that in LA or do I need to adjust for cost of living?

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Anyone from VIA here? Heard you guys are hiring FT remote people. Any truth to the rumor? Thanks!

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Okay, but really, who’s hiring art directors in Chicago?

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What’s the general rule for referring someone for a role? I was added on LinkedIn and agreed to have a phone call with a potential candidate, she seems cool and has great experience. Submit or risky?

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Contract Account Work - anyone have success here or pitfalls to look out for? Trying to leave my current gig so thought it could be a good temp fix until great position opens up

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tips on how to speed up a hiring process? I’ve interviewed (final round with a huge panel in-person after also Skyping and whatnot before). No word yet except that they’re still waiting for feedback

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When a hiring manager asks for your salary expectations what do you rely with? A range, single number (but willing to negotiate), or do you turn the tables around to say that you’re flexible?

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Is it a bad sign if you’re interviewing for a manager role and they do not ask any specific questions related to the role but rather keep the questions broad, about your general experience?

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In my current position for 9 months, and realizing I made a mistake taking it. At my prior 2 agencies for 4 and 5 years each, so my resume shows stability. How do I explain a short stint ?

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What’s the typical duration for a freelance gig, assuming the creative is leaving a FT position? Is 8+ weeks unreasonable?

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What do you look for in a CD who you’d be working for? I have 10+ yers of exp. but thinking about a position where I would be working for a couple of CDs but want this to be my last nonCD position

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Anyone had successful client side transition stories? For a strategist - kind of want to get into a brand management role...

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Gotten four emails back from four different agencies saying “love your book, but we aren’t hiring right now. Well add you to the database.” What does this mean?😩

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Any SapientRazorfish 🐠’s in the bowl that can point me in the right direction for who I can reach out to for an open strategy role in NY? Thanks in advance!

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Thoughts on Huge? Looking at a position there.

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Anybody done with advertising completely? What are some of your dream (or actual) exit strategies? Side gigs? Other careers you’d like to try out? Anybody left and come back? Just curious. :)

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I hate my job so much sometimes I hide in the bathroom just to get away. To those of you who have been in this position before, how did you cope while you looked for another gig?

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How many people here had multiple offers from different agencies for their first job (junior position)?

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