What's the most thankless job/role in advertising and why? Copywriter? CEO? Analytics? Strategy? Account Management? Etc

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Recently left for an exec position in industry. Yesterday, CEO handed me 7 proposal decks for a project we're kicking off. Two from MBB, three from B4, two from other. How the turntables...

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What exactly is a Chief of Staff role for a CEO? Thoughts?

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Would you take a Director role reporting to the CEO of small publicly traded company or Product Manager role at FAANG. Assuming pay and all other variables are the same.

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Considering a jump to industry - $3b company. Role would report to CEO as head of strategy. Team would be small 2-3 people, but mandate to make change happen across the organization. Lead strategic planning, working with startup within the company. Some promises to run a BU in ~2 yrs. thoughts? Watch outs? What should I expect from comp perspective.

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The client offered me really good job and I took it (lead new area and create a team). I think this will be a great story for the MBA app. The CEO told me he was concerned that I would leave for an MBA and I told him I wouldn't. Now I have ~2 years to put myself in a position where I can tell him I decided that I do want to do an MBA and be able to get a rec. from him. Seems like mission imposible for me. Any tips?

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Was just reached out to by a headhunter for a growth role (“directly under the Founder/CEO”) working at a Enterprise / Consumer Tech firm. 2B revenue, founder is worth 10B+. This is my first time being reached out to a role like this (1 YoE) - seems pretty interesting, but I’m a little nervous - what are some questions you’d ask? What sorts of questions do you think I can expect from the interviews later on?

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Interviewed for a senior technical position at a startup (about 50 employees). During the interview the CEO spent about 20 minutes answering my questions. There was no discussion about my technical skills or experience. They emailed that they are working on an offer. Is the interview process a redflag? The only technical screening that happened was the HR lead's 10 minute phone call.

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Thoughts Chief of Staff roles? Was reached out to for a CoS to CEO position, decent size company (~$1b Val), but have zero clue what to expect. Doing some DD before I talk to the CEO.

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Someone gave me this advise and was hoping to hear the bowls feedback: The best way to get an interview at a startup is to email the founder/ceo about the role and let them refer you to HR. Good advice or bad advice?

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Got an exit offer to GSK’s Consumer Healthcare Group, Office of CEO Strat. Really tempted to take it (coming from pharma consulting), any insights on the space or company?

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Over the last 12 months my role changed significantlu so in Jan I approached the CEO about a raise and promotion more in line with my work and he said yes - but not until until the end of Q1 when budgets are finalized. Covid hit and I was told all promotions and raises were put on hold. I never got a Q2 review bc my manager said the raise was up in the air still. But on Friday the CEO sent an email listing 17 promotions, not including me. Im meeting w my manager tomorrow but idk what to say.

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Would an MBA be beneficial if one was to aim for a c(i)so rol to later transition towards a ceo/board position? MSc & relevant sec. Certs already acquired.

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Currently at a corporate venture arm of a spirits company but got offered a role in the CEO’s strategy office for a JV that will spinoff and go public...I need to move to a role with less stress. Any thoughts on staying where I am or moving to the JV?

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Just interviewed with Palantir. It’s not a DS position. It’s a deployment strategist. Sounds like a good job. Any thoughts? Experiences? Recommend or don’t? Yea I know the CEO is crazy.

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Starting a new job on Monday in a Office of the CEO role. A fresh start and chance to get rid of some bad habits. What are your best work smart, not hard tips one could implement in this situation?

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What salary expectations /comp package would you expect from a SVP Supply Chain Role. The position reports up to the CEO. Low cost of living city in the Midwest with revenue of $425M. Org ~100 people

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Thoughts on taking an entrepreneur in residence position / CEO title at a venture backed RE SaaS for a 20-30% pay cut, 20% equity, and all the risk that comes with failure? Deets below:

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Thinking of joining a startup with $7M in seed money. How much does the CEO/Founder pull in? Saw a Director position capped at $100K, lower than what I make now. Worth exploring?

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Anyone with insights into senior level compensation at Deloitte or BCG? Just looking for a quick yay/nay if I can get close to matching about $1.1M annually in a leadership role (not senior LT but more CEO -2)

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What would you think about a graduate getting a temporary deputy CEO position in an asset management company managing >1bn$ after an internship at a BB bank ? Do you think it is legit or a family’s connection flex ?

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Got an exit offer to join GSK’s Consumer Healthcare Office of CEO Strategy team. Any insights on the space or company?

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Interviewed with a senior income tax acct role at Industry. Made it to the final round with CEO. It’s been three weeks. Followed up with HR, HR told me it’s been slow getting corporate feedbacks ( CEO). Followed up with CEO, he told me to check status with recruiter. But they just refreshed the post about the job yesterday on various site- means they passed on me ?? I thought the interview went very well. :(

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Hey guys I have an offer for corporate strategy role from a company backed by one of the largest conglomerate of India. They are offering almost 50% increment with an opportunity to work at CEO office. Although company is stable and many investments are flowing in but financially (individual) net income is negative from quite sometime now. The idea of working in CEO office is tempting but scary due to current scenario. How should I weigh/ assess offer in current scenario.

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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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This start up reached out to me for a Product Manager role and I’ll be basically working alongside the CEO, they have about 50 employees now but when talked about visa sponsorship they said...

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I’m being offered a part time project manager role at a website/software development company. Would oversee 10 developers and report to CEO/founder. No benefits, just salary. How much should I ask for salary?

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I’m being offered a part time project manager role at a website/software development company. Would oversee 10 developers and report to CEO/founder. No benefits, just salary. How much should I ask for salary?

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Does anyone else feel inadequate when they read job postings with the way they embellish the responsibilities? It’s like sheesh they’re literally looking for a CEO to fulfill this manager position.

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My several-hundred person firm does not have MDs, only partners. Why would someone pursue an MD role over a Partner role? Just trying to understand.

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What exit opportunities exist for federal consultants than joining the govt? Anything?

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How likely is it to move from a senior analyst/associate role to a manager role by jumping ship? Will most companies consider it if you have the right skill set and YOE or do they already want you to be manager?

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I’m interviewing for a senior strategy position at a bank and they want to do rounds of case interviews. It’s been a while for me and I’m a little rusty. Any recs for books to prep with? Thanks!

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Looking at exit opportunity at uber in their engineering team. With the recent change in leadership how is the work culture at uber?

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Junior level big law M&A associate. Boyfriend recently landed a PE analyst role requiring lots of travel & busy hours when he is local. Probably a few months before comfortable living together. Tips?

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has anyone ever had a really shitty exit experience? i shouldn’t be surprised but when you resign (ON A GOOD NOTE), they just toss you aside and act like you didn’t just spend the last 3 yrs slaving

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One of my weaknesses is asking for a referral. My clients offer and I gladly accept, but I feel I could increase the referral number by making more of an effort to proactively ask. How do you ask?

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sooo uh who’s the hiring manager for klick?

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What are all the jobs at??! Need to exit badly!

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Anyone know of any In-house marketing/ad sales/account management/branding hiring new grads? Specifically to start in Jan/Feb?

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I’m an ERP consultant with 2 YOE and specialize in implementing Accounting modules, but I do not want to be heavily focused on accounting anymore. Suggestions on exit opportunities?

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How difficult is it to go into a tax manager role at industry if you’ve only done public ?

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If you’ve been at the same company for the past 3 years and was promoted twice, on your resume should you have a separate section for each “role” you had to show the different points of promotions...?

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Was in a great position for senior manager promotion this year... & I’m pregnant! Would you recommend I bring this up as soon as possible or wait as long as possible? Coach/RP are not family oriented.

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For people in strategy - What are some of the skills that will best set yourself up for an exit to industry?

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AMA: a bit bored and want to give back. former SC at D with M7 MBA. Currently a PM - computational math undergrad. Anything goes for the next 24 hours. Please no referral requests as we're in a pseudo hiring freeze (esp within my org).

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Any internal auditors in this bowl? How do you like your role? If you were formally an external auditor, do you like it better now?

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Anyone working at Red Hat that would be interested in giving (a very appreciative) referral?

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How do you find exit opportunities? Recruiters? Shot gunning resumes to job openings?

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Is it just me or are women expected to be grateful for any bread crumbs thrown their way

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What Marriott should I stay at in Kauai? Having a hard time picking which part of the island to stay on

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What’s the best area in Atlanta (ITP or OTP) to buy a rental property?

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Thinking about doing a part time MBA. Live in Chicago so either Booth or Kellogg in person or elsewhere online. Trying to hear affordable online options and pros and cons. Should make SC next year.

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EY 🐠 do you know anyone hired with a misdemeanor (non-violent, non-theft/fraud)? I read somewhere EY had a zero-tolerance policy but not sure if this is true?

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Best boutique agencies in NYC? Any hiring?

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What’s the lowest hourly rate you’ll take for off-site freelance copy work?

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The Sheraton Parsippany (NJ) scotch shelf: the Balvenie Doublewood, Laphroaig, Oban 14, and Mcallan 12. Good not great.

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Is there a mandatory retirement age for partners at big 4? Just completely out of curiosity. I heard it is 55 not sure whether is true.

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Well way to go, Talent on Demand. How else are you guys viewing your comp statements?

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Great weather this weekend. Let's make something happen again! Drinks, tunes & hangs @ the park?

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Any single junior ADs out there? I'm a junior copywriter with 2+ years agency exp, moving to London in July. Basically looking to team up, put a banging book together and get in the right doors.

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McKinsey fish - any WFH allowances/budget for new hires? I recently accepted an offer at McKinsey NA and will start the virtual orientation in a few weeks. I never really did the whole WFH thing, so my setup is less than ideal. Should I spend $$ now to get a reasonable setup (external monitor, a desk, a chair that won’t kill me) or wait? I’d rather not shell out for equipment now if there will be allowances available to me once I begin.

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Anyone do an online MBA while working as a Consultant full time? Is it overwhelming? Worth it? Always been kind of interested in an MBA but leaving work isn’t feasible for me.

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@Men: I’m well over a month overdue for my haircut and I’m facing the inevitable ordeal of cutting my own hair at this point. Has anyone found a good tutorial for this, or some way to style long hair?

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Culture/Morale at Droga right now?

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At what point in your career does it no longer make sense to get an MBA?

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