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Laid off in April. Asked my ACD for final comps of my work for my portfolio. She told me it hadn’t gone public but to check back. I hit her up in May. Nothing. I hit her up in June. Nothing. I hit her up in August. Ignored...ignored...ignored in three separate texts. Finally emailed and mentioned reaching out to the C-level executives and like magic, boom! I get the work in 20 minutes flat.

Don’t post BLM stuff if you’re a d*ck.

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I’ve applied to over 40 jobs since I was laid off in March. Not one click to my portfolio, per analytics. With a family of four, we are being spread thin. Not only is the income desperately needed, but my creative soul needs a release. I would be happy to do typical Art Director work but I’m “over qualified” for that and am never taken seriously when applying for work below CD/ACD. If anyone needs or know of any company needing freelance work, large or small—I’d really appreciate the lead. 🙏

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I’ve applied to over 40 jobs since I was laid off in March. Not one click to my portfolio, per analytics. With a family of four, we are being spread thin. Not only is the income desperately needed, but my creative soul needs a release. I would be happy to do typical Art Director work but I’m “over qualified” for that and am never taken seriously when applying for work below CD/ACD. If anyone needs or know of any company needing freelance work, large or small—I’d really appreciate the lead. 🙏

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When is it time to ask about or even start thinking about a promotion?

I have been at my current agency for 15mo and it’s my first real job. Since Covid, I feel like I have a lot more responsibilities and have been doing what I think is AD and even senior AD stuff (especially the last two months since my agency laid off a bunch of people. Our team lost an ACD and AD).

The AD role is open on our team. I’m wondering if I should ask about it or not. What can I do to show them I’m ready?

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Former CW here. Went the planning route because i already had a corporate background that helped me start off at a higher pay. Recently laid off and trying to find an angle to exploit my creative and strategic expertise. I used to be a good cw -and even won awards- but i really needed the income planning offered. I’ve also done well as a planner. What can I do? I have mentored many creatives and strategists to know that I might be a good ACD, as I seem to have more talent at guiding than doing.

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Wanted to get some insight. Recently laid off due to pandemic. Was in an irrelevant field. Turning 40 soon & considering a career change into creative. Considering going to MAS NY as this location is only option. Finances not a concern. I can afford school & living expenses & work 5-10 yrs to make 100k+ again. Complete beginner at Adobe but will be taught by my significant other who is ACD at big agency. 1) level of adobe needed entering MAS? 2) Landing jobs after graduating? 3) am I crazy?
TIA

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Got laid off today, how do I gather previous work for my portfolio?

I reached out to my ACD for help gathering the finished projects I worked on but haven’t heard back.

Thoughts?

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I feel maybe this is the last thing people wanna hear rn but I just landed an ACD role at an amazing tech company after getting laid off from an awful AD agency role last fall and i’m just...😭🙏🏻

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Aaaaand I got laid off. I think the smaller boutique agencies are hit the hardest.

If any one is looking for an AD/ACD for help, holler!

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I need help framing my story. I freelanced for several years before taking an in-house role 6 months ago as an AD (but effectively ACD) managing a team of 10. I just got laid off and...

Hi FB! Looking for a little help. In SF and recently laid off. Looking to get right back to work. Seeking SR CW/ACD roles, primarily in-house. Prefer f/t but freelance will do. DM for further info

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I’ve been at in-house publisher agencies for the last 3 years but just got laid off from my ACD role. Is it too aspirational to apply for a similar title at an agency? Should i go for senior CW gigs?

anyone looking for senior/acd writers? full-time or freelance? just got laid off for the first time in my career, so i’m available!

Sr. Writer/ACD in LA laid off twice this year. Horrible luck. Previously worked at Ad Age A-List agency and trying to get back in the big game.

Anomaly, TBWA, R/GA, Etc. Anyone have a lead?

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ACD (art) here— recently laid off in NYC... going nuts (anxious, depressed, bored, etc). any ideas?

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I have an interview this morning. How can I bring up that I was fired? The reason I think, was because the new boss wanted to bring his ppl and I was expensive (former boss was promoting me to acd)

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Hi fishes,

Got offers from Nagarro 22.5lpa fixed, EY GDS 20.5 fixed + 10% variable and Cognizant 20.5 fixed. Having 6.5yrs of experience working in the business marketing domain and not into technical.

Cognizant and Nagarro are giving me hometown location where as Gurgaon for EY. Considering the recent layoffs, please share your views which one to join?

@Expert advice

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Took a job about three months ago. It is obviously a sinking ship. People are being laid off left and right. Everyone else is quitting. I have two opportunities to get out. Should I take one?

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HELP! Recently promoted M1, and a very low-performing staff is threatening to go to HR with harassment allegations as a means to protect herself from getting fired. Suggestions?

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I feel like the best way to conduct layoffs is send out a purposefully inaccurate email and see who replies all and asks to be removed. Done.

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So I was laid off in January after 6 months, finally got a new job in April, and now my boss just quit (no replacement because budget cuts) and the place is a shitshow as far as systems/analytics go..

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Did you create this new Indeed campaign?

Just so you know: in the history of the world nobody has ever arrived at their first day of work carrying a random box that looks like they've been fired.

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MM investment bank. I am in zero fucks given mode and am working remotely even though we’re supposed to be in the office. How likely is it that I get fired?

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Who else is secretly terrified that COVID will crush us through the holidays, there will be even more layoffs, and many of us won’t ever get a great job ever again? Or is it just me?

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Got laid off a month ago after 1.5 years despite great snapshots and utilization. Was just offered a consulting position at a much smaller local firm for $5,000 less than what I was making before

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Tough time..my better-half in consulting got laid off. What are some key things to keep in mind? (Eg., should we negotiate severance etc). Background: she wasn’t given any warning / reason why they are laying her off other than ‘your services are not required’

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When doing background checks before you get an offer do they look at employment history or just criminal background?

My friend has been unemployed for over a year but just received a job offer. He was fired from his last job and has been stating he still works there. How likely are employers to find out that he was lying?

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I just got laid off. I currently work as an IT program manager. I'm looking to transition from industry to consulting where I can leverage my experience to solve complex client problems. I'd appreciate referrals!

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Second year associate with below target utilization. Last year in the CRT, I was at tier 4, again because of a below expected utilization. Can I be fired this time? My snapshots on client are good tho

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Can you be laid off if you're on a project?

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First year associate going into my second year. I did not meet billables this year...actually quite behind. Due to slow work in the beginning of my first year and now pandemic. I picked up a ton of litigation work to try to make up hours...Will I get fired?

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What's a creative to do when they need to leave their current agency, but it seems like every big shop in LA has had layoffs for one reason or another, so no one is hiring? 😫

PwC still doing layoffs even disguised as routine Career Discussion (FS Specific)

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What is the severns package one gets in sapient if they were to be laid off

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Have any of you gotten fired? Not laid off or anything? Like fired due to performance or low utilization, etc. If so, how did you bounce back from it?

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Is it safe to continue an interview with Deloitte while everyone else is currently laid off? How is it possible that they weren't able to hire internally for an analytics role?

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Which at home pregnancy kit did you use and recommend? First line response, clear blue, or others? Peed on two sticks. For both sticks, One line shows dark pink with another line but faint pink. Not sure if this is accurate?

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Need 11 likes to enable dm. Help me fishes.

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What is more common for FIN support Organizations? Do they sit under IT or under a finance ? We are a global company and trying to figure it out.

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I’m need some 🌶🌶spicy🌶🌶 book recommendations ✨

Hi! I am 4 years into Healthcare Marketing with most of my experience being in design, social media, and content creation. I also do a lot of blog writing and collateral creation. I am currently with a company that is working on a new role for me and I was previously at another company doing more recruitment-oriented marketing. I'd say that now I have quite a bit more I can offer. I am working remotely and love this job. What is a fair salary for the skills and experience that I have?

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Feels like society is about to hit a reset button with the amount of tension and divide building up and genuinely scared. Anyone else?

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Got offer from MBB and an industry corporate strategy & development role. I really want the latter because it’s interesting, I love the WLB, and the team seems fantastic. Part of me however feels

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I find it somewhat hard to make thoughtful contributions when I show up to a case team meeting but don’t have any prep ahead of time and just see the deck live. Any tips for how to add value with little context like that? Should I insist on a preread? Should I ask the manager leading the meeting to start with “what we want out of this meeting / what feedback we need” (if they don’t do it on their own)? Other tips and tricks to be valuable live on content?

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Favorite team building/fun experiences around the city? Planning for my team of 7. no boda borg or escape room plz

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is kenneth cole a cheap brand?

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Does anyone have experience or thoughts about life after big law (whatever that means)? I'm a third year tax associate and seriously worrying whether I've chosen a practice area that is too "niche" to find something after. Do I even want to practice law? Do I just need a vacation?? Any and all insights are welcome!

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After how much time after joining Nagarro, can you be considered for a promotion ?

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In the Employee Onboarding form - What has to be selected in "WHERE IS YOU PF MAINTATINED" - Trust / RPFC /Not applicable?

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Is it just me or is audit super robotic? Not really the work but the people I work with. I feel like I’m slowly losing myself too.

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What is Annual incentive plan in IQVIA ?
is it kind of variable ?
will they payout all that ?
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Hope everyone is holding up okay during these crazy times. Posting this to check in on everyone and if there’s anything I can do to help the community. Please comment and let me know if you would want me to host a virtual happy hour or a virtual game night at some point. Any other ideas are welcome.

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Looking for some insight into Google Merchant center vs Facebook Shopping, any pros and cons of either of them? Would you say that you would have both?

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I determine my tip % based on the subtotal (before tax) instead of the total amount (after tax)

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Joined this week. What can I expect from Mr V

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Was having a pretty heated discussion with my friends..... Thoughts on non-blacks using the n-word??? Continued.....

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