Omg finally have exit offer and it's amazing and yet I feel sad leaving this terrible place. Is this Stockholm Syndrome? 🤔

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How long did it take you to get into a senior position (e.g., senior strategist, senior art director, etc.)? Please include all years of experience including internships.

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I used to be in consulting but moved over to social impact two years ago. I found out I’m getting laid off EOM due to budget cut and I’m really sad. I really don’t have the motivation to apply for new roles, interview etc when usually I actually love that process. Also my role was well paid for nonprofit sector and looking at other roles in the space makes me realize I’m not going to get close to the same salary again. Considering consulting again but loved this job 1000% more. Advice?

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Got an offer for a great industry role that I really want to accept, but the thought of leaving my firm makes me so sad and sentimental. Amazing memories, amazing people....how do I get over this?!

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Got an offer for a great industry role that I really want to accept, but the thought of leaving my firm makes me so sad and sentimental. Amazing memories, amazing people....how do I get over this?!

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I’m in a process for customer engineer at Google Cloud. Already had role related, GCA, presentation and Googliness/leadership interviews. Recruiter got back a couple of days after and scheduled the 1st team introduction last week. I have the second one next Tuesday. Does it mean I got “approved” by the HC and now it’s a matter of finding the right team? Could it end up on a sad “we didn’t find a perfect fit this time”? What are your thoughts?

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I’ve decided to stop answering calls from this rude attorney (not from my firm) because I noticed on emails he’s very cordial but then on the phone, takes advantage of my junior status and chastises me (and not the partner) for our client’s position and it sets me in a terrible mood. He also doesn’t leave voicemails or follow up emails so it’s purely just to let out his aggression at someone who has no control over the situation. I will not let some sad stranger ruin my weekends anymore!!

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Has anyone been in the position that your SO is sure he wants to get married and have kids within a much shorter timeline than you? I’m so sad thinking I can’t be the person my boyfriends needs because although I do want kids and a family I’m not looking for that within the next 3 years like he is, and he is so sure of it.

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Is it sad to exit as IC/ non SM/director type roles as M in D? I'm a doer, I truly don't enjoy project managing or people managing. I do however want to grow in my career. Am I making a mistake exiting into industry as an IC?

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Connecting with an alum to discuss a role to find out the role is already filled. Sad day - just can’t find a break. Guess I’ll continue to check their portal to see if another role opens up!

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I was finally received an offer my dream position and I am thrilled but the on boarding process will be delayed by 6 months. However, I also applied for the same position two years ago and was rejected. This time around, I reached out to an internal contact who helped me get an interview. I am kicking myself for not reaching out sooner, two years ago. really sad about it.

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Venting: I just went through rounds and rounds of interviews with a company. It was going really well, like I nailed each one of them. They asked me to do an assignment to which I said yes (I know but I wanted the job!) and I spent days working on it. Then crickets. Few days later “sorry but we’re changing our focus to a new role”. I feel angry, deflated.. sad. It seems on here that it’s easy for everyone to get the job. I’m always the number two candidates or *poof* the role disappears.

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Huge is hiring a senior art director for the Brooks running account

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25 y/o female, only 3.5 years into consulting and can’t see myself doing this forever, rising the ranks and making partner. I feel like a failure/loser for wanting to stoop beneath my potential and exit the rat race at such a young age. Already looking to pivot, but no idea where to go. I’m in change/transformation/strategy so no technical skills. I enjoy helping people be their best (coaching / program management / talent optimization type work). Sad that my only skills are soft skills. Ideas?

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I just put in notice at my firm and I feel a bit heartbroken. I love my firm, I think I’m making a mistake, but I’ve already accepted a new position for higher compensation and I don’t want to go back on my word with the new firm. I know I can’t go back on it. I just feel so sad.

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I accepted a new position that has a title bump and salary increase but am feeling weirdly sad about leaving KPMG. I loved the people I worked with and the firm, but unfortunately just can’t ever seem to get to that next level (despite being rated as performing at the next level two years in a row). Hoping I can find the same connections at my new firm.

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A friend of mine in an MBA program just told me that KPMG is the only Big Four not hiring interns on campus this year... sad to hear as KPMG alum. Not to bring back old complaints but maybe they can stop sponsoring golf players?

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There is aggressive hiring going on for the below technology at Cognizant:- Azure data bricks, Azure machine learning, azure SQL database, IBM infosphere data stage, SAD adm, attunity developer, Qlik sense, spotfire, Pypark, Collibra, Reltio, Stibo, SAP MDG, Cognos TM1, Informatica. Min experience-3 yrs. please ping for referral.

Cold applied for an awesome role, had an interview with hiring manager, recruiter, and given a pretty hefty assignment that I’m really proud of nailing. They followed up with an email asking for 4-5 days that I am available for a full day of interviews. Gave them 4-5 days, started planning for how I’d get those days off work during insane times at current job, and now not a single word from them to confirm a date. Been over a week now. Sad. Pretty jaded. What can I do? Already followed up

Pence’s whole position on COVID and “trusting the American people to make the right choice for them” is paramount to saying “I trust Americans to drive whatever speed they deem fit”. It’s sad. This country need guidance in this situation, not some dogmatic principle. Biden on the other hand “ wearing this mask is patriotic” 🎯

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Been an art director for 12 months but grown in my role significantly & my boss told me my next promo was “political”. I’m managing well over 1.5M a year, 9 brands. Functioning with little to no oversight on a day-to-day basis, w/ only strategy checkins with my CD. 100% client facing. I’m managing 1 direct report and from 2-8 copy and art freelancers at any time. I feel like all my stretch goals are ACD focused. Yet still need SAD before ACD. Does this sound like an art director? Pharma agency.

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Anyone in IT audit exit to a non IT compliance role (No IA, grc, cyber). If so what job is it and how did you obtain it? Trying to leave this very sad career

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I’m taking a new position and feel sad about leaving my current company, as it was my first job out of college. I’ve never resigned before, any advice or tips? Thank you!

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Anyone exit to a non IT compliance role? (No IA,grc, cyber) If so please elaborate on what kind of role it is and how did you get it. Trying to leave this sad career.

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How many years does an art director need to be considered for a senior art director role or ACD role? And how much should they ask for in NYC? Also should they accept a lower pay during covid?

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Help me move to LA! Any agencies hiring a mid-senior Art Director? Open to Freelance or FT

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Does anyone have a positive career or work history in Internal Audit? There’s such a negative view of it and as someone that’s just spent their first year on an IA team after being a public accounting high performing S1, I definitely get why people view it as a place where careers go to die. But are there any exit opportunities or skill development opportunities you’ve developed, taken or heard of that might provide insights that I’m overlooking? Sincerely, “Sad I thought with my wallet.”

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After 3 months of applying I some how got an interview with a well known growing tech start up! Interviewed and got an offer this week. Unfortunately the offer is lower than my current comp with 1 yoe but it gets me out of tech consulting/compliance and into a pretty interesting product facing role! A bit sad about a lower comp but also pretty pumped about pivoting career paths so early and getting to work in product! Hope this “success” helps motivate some of y’all who might feel down!

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I’m an experienced hire SC and a PPMD just staffed me on a staff aug role that I don’t want to do instead of staffing me on one that used my unique skill set. Feeling super sad going into another staff aug for 1+ yr not doing what I want to when I have 5+ YOE. Any words of encouragement? I just joined the firm...

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Anyone looking for a Senior Art Director? Who is hiring right now?

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