Just accepted an offer for a Senior Director role in industry. I’m excited, but terrified- I’ve always been an individual contributor. Anyone have any advice or things I could read so that I succeed?

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My position was eliminated, due solely to not meeting financial goals. Within 24 hours, company was interviewing for same role, just at a Director level. I’m over 50-How do I get a new job now?

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Delicate situation, need advise: my director texted me this morning saying he has a high ranking friend who is hiring and if I might be interested. He made it clear that his ask was casual and had nothing to do with my job security or performance. I am about to call him back later today but worry if I should express my interest explicitly should it be a good opportunity, since it implies that I am looking to jump ship. Having a tough time right now, any suggestions?

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$220K base, 30% bonus target and eligible for stock up to $30k annually. Would like to hear if this sounds like a competitive offer for Director role in Corp Strategy in Philly.

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Offer Evaluation for Director of BizDev/Strategy role - Got 270K base, 30% bonus, 90k annual equity refresher and 180K sign on bonus. MCOL location. Is this a good offer? Have 14+ yrs of experience, 10 yrs post MBA across strategy consulting, private equity ops roles.

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From your perspective as <your role>, what are the qualities of a great Art Director?

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A recruiter reached out for an assistant director of strategy role for a company I’d really like to work for. Requirements say “Strong analytical experience working with large data sets and building models in Excel·” but I don’t have modeling experience. Should I still take the call or would that be a deal breaker?

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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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This! I’m trying to move jobs, trying to climb the ladder after 15 years of experience and finally get the Director title. I do the work, I can’t seem to get the title. But when I interview, I feel like I need to underplay all I’ve done. Help! I know I am worthy of this role.

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Anyone make the shift into Consulting late in their careers? I’m struggling - moved from industry after 15+ years, leveraged relationships to get into a Director role at PwC. Realizing now that I specialize more in thought leadership and team development, and not necessarily business development, which seems to be the ultimate driver at this level. Want to go back to industry, and am exploring options, but would love to hear others’ experiences.

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Interview soon for a comms director role. Would be first in-house gig, been in agencies until now. What skills matter more when in house vs agency that I need to prep talking pts for?

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Have offers from Strategy&, Accenture Strategy and waiting to hear from KPMG Strategy. Pay similar. Currently M2. Which one to pick. My goal is to work for a year and exit as industry director

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When your mother wants to have a condescending argument when I tell her that I’m not qualified for the “creative director” position she sent from craigslist. Then continues to say, ‘well you don’t know until you try’. When I tell her I’m not qualified, she responds, ‘okay well you’re not qualified lets move on to a other topic’. Considering I’m a recently laid off junior, and she doesn’t seem to understand the ladder of career development. 🙄🙄🙄 Save me!

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Has anyone successfully renegotiated their salary after many years with a company? I’m over 7 years tenure and have taken a new role within the org. I know what my newly hired peers in the same role are making and I’m going to need close to a 50% increase to reach the same salary. I really love my company and want to stay. I have a presentation ready and a meeting with my director this week but was hoping to hear some success stories that this is possible without switching companies.

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At a small firm hiring an external Director. One strong candidate has a lot of stories which seem too good to be true, mostly with clients he cannot name directly. How might we go about verifying these stories? If they are indeed true, we’d be incredibly excited to hire this person.

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Is this a good exit opportunity? I’m an MBB Asóciate playing a manager role, I’m being offered a Director level role at a financial services firm based on the mountain west. All in compost ~$220k ...

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We’re hiring! Senior Creative Director/Writer & Junior to mid-level Creative.

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I'm considering a client side director media role. I'm currently a VP group director on the agency side. In terms of title/level is this a move down, lateral or up? Understand it's a different type of experience but want to understand if people consider this a "step back".

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ACN MDs: would you want me to tell you that I’m planning to (hopefully) jump to an industry director role after I make SM where you’re trying to get your foot in the door? Or keep my mouth shut about my 3 year plans?

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Any advice for an Account person (I was most recently a Senior Account Director at VaynerMedia) to make the shift into Strategy? I’ve been in an Account / Client Service role for so long and am finding it hard to transition into strategy at my level / find someone that will give me the chance. Do I have to start from the bottom and work my way up again?

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2 years into strategy director role in industry with total 5 YOE. 200K TC in HCOL. Am I underpaid? If so, what should I expect? Thx

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Fellow SM/Director level 🐠, are you having success finding exit opportunities that pay at least $330k+? I feel like my path has gotten much narrower as I became more senior/specialized

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26 years old. Making 150k currently. Have an exit offer to be a director (medium enterprise organization) for 180k and 20%+ bonus. Is it time for me to say good riddance or wait for something better?

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I’m in a really good position at my firm - leading sales, huge internal initiatives, have greats sponsorship to make Managing Director in the next few years and have a good upward career in the structure. While I have thus far been very successful with sales, the “way the sausage is made” around selling, over promising, solutions that don’t align with my personal world view (ie unneeded mass labor reductions) are starting to chafe. Continued...

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Got an offer from a FAANG tech co, in customer success (executive level) primarily focused on local strategic accounts (limited travel) 15% increase in base from here, over 500K equity over 4 years, no sign on bonus Good position here so far, year 3 director, full support from Partners to be pushed into partnership direction next year. Should I consider or not?

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New Account Director here. Had 2+ years of supervisor experience prior. Any tips as I transition to this new role? What key things make the positions different? Would love to hear from all disciplines

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Feeling confused: I interviewed for a position at a large well-know firm, 6 rounds of interviews (Final with Director), then they called to negotiate salary and said they would like to make me an offer, 2 weeks of silence, now I get an email saying they want me to do an additional interview with an associate consultant at the company.... are they buying time? What’s going on? I’ve already talked to the director

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Any tips for going from Designer to Art Director? I keep getting feedback that I have a designers portfolio. I have 10 years experience as a designer. I’m stronger conceptually and I want my next role to be in Art Direction. I’ve considered portfolio school but I don’t want to take 2 year off of working. Thoughts? (Currently unemployed)

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$180 base + 25% bonus + $15k RSOs in SF for a F500 Director role. Seems low, right?

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Anybody in DFW area looking to move to industry? I took a Director of Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting role last summer with a PE-owned company that has 25 operating BUs (including a few abroad) and $1B in annual revenue. I am looking to add a heavy senior to my team and I’d prefer at least 4 years of PA audit experience. We are WFH through the end of the year. Please DM if interested or pass along to somebody that may be.

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I manage a team of 30 trial attorneys and 15 support staff in a firm of 500. I had a meeting about representing clients during restricted court operations during COVID. Today the director of diversity equality and inclusion said a complaint was lodged because I didn’t talk about race relations. No one asked to talk about it. I have scheduled speakers and have advertised webinars on the subject. However Im not trained or educated on DEI. Why is it my role to talk about this at division meetings?

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Interviewing for a strategy role and meeting with the Account Director of the client I would be on. What should I do differently to prepare than if I were to meet with someone on the strategy team? Thank you in advance!

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I accepted a position in-house and the official title is Art Director (even though salary and responsibilities are the ones of a Sr. Art Director). Should I ask this company to keep my previous title?

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Any art director ladies in here that left advertising to work in more of a film/production setting? Not sure what kind of role I should go for but I don’t want to start at the bottom of the art department. I also am terrified of freelancing. But I just CANNOT be in ad agencies anymore it’s so toxic and I need to switch paths. Really don’t know where to start at all I just know I love being on set and love film. Any help is so appreciated! ❤️

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How much does a director / sr director make in Toronto for a strategy / Corp dev role?

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I'm in the last stages of interviews for a director position at a pharma/life science company. How risky would it be to jump ship given the current environment?

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For those who moved from agency to client side - I'm considering a client side director media role. I'm currently a VP group director on the agency side. In terms of title/level is this a move down, lateral or up? Understand it's a different type of experience but want to understand if people consider this a "step back".

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Got offer from Uber—Senior Director strategy role..15% salary cut from my current Expert AP comp. What do you guys think about Uber’s next 5 years?

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