I’ve been working in the industry for a year as CW. Was laid off at my 1st agency in May and started anew in June. If I wanted to look elsewhere to become a Sr should I wait til June to have a full year somewhere? Otherwise I’ll have had 3 jobs in a year haha.

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What are copywriter salaries like right now? Lower than pre-COVID? About the same? Applying for jobs and wondering if I should lower my asking price because of budget cuts/layoffs. And I’m thinking LA, NY, and the Bay Area.

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I got laid off in January and have been trying to find a new job since. I keep making it to the phone interview and sometimes a second interview, but always get ghosted. It’s so disheartening. I have too much experience for an internship, and I have too little to be the top choice for copywriter roles. I know I’m a good writer, I know what I’m capable of, but it’s so exhausting trying to convince people. They always like my book but it’s never enough to get the gig. What can I do?

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My partner and I are thinking about moving to NYC! Are there any CW jobs there right now or is it totally oversaturated from layoffs?

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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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Did anyone come to the brand side after being an agency copywriter? I’m considering it. I got laid off in a small market and I can’t move, so I may need to pivot.

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Ladies help a sister out. My adbros4lyf agency practically laid off most female creatives. Shocker. Do you all know of any CW gigs hiring at the moment. Pie in the sky dream at this point.

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Anyone have experience with half of a CW/AD team getting laid off?

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My coworker, a senior copywriter, was just laid off. They've got tons of experience. I've seen them churn out 5 individual scripts in an hour. Any leads I can throw their way?

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Just got laid off. Came out of nowhere. Now back to the hunt. Any CW roles in NY?

I was making $130k as a senior copywriter at a smaller shop in NYC but was laid off. Did this salary give me an unrealistic expectation of what I’m going to make next, either in NYC or other markets?

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?

I finally became a Senior Copywriter and then my entire team was cut and I got laid off. Now my only offers are for copywriter again. I’m torn between waiting for the title and needing a job. Advice?

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My company just laid off my entire content team in NY due to budget cuts I’m looking for either a copywriter or senior copywriter gig. Any leads? Thanks in advance!!

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My company just laid off my entire content team in NY due to budget cuts. Any opportunities in NY for a mid-senior copywriter? I’ve worked on Google, Snapchat, Allstate, etc. Thanks in advance!!

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So I recently got laid off and am unsure how to move forward. I’m kinda down in the dumps bc my career started so promisingly. I’d love to meet with a fellow NYC CW and chat over a beer or coffee.

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When you’re clicking around in Linked In and see that a copywriter that was fired for poor performance from your agency has a) given themselves a title promo and -cont-

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NYC CW here. Really want to move to Sydney on a working holiday visa but also want to get inked tf up. Severance package won't cover both. Thoughts?

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TFW a "senior copywriter" writes "your" instead of "you're". Proper usage: Get your shit together or you're fired.

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Adweek reporting on the impact of COVID-19 on the industry and the massive downturn and layoffs, yet still paywalls its news. Frustrating to say the least as we try to stay informed.

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So, just what did Nick Emery do to get fired? ‘Prank gone wrong on zoom’ is all I’m hearing

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Layoffs

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Recently got laid off from PwC and started working in industry and I wish I could say I'm better off. It's still challenging and interesting work, but I miss consulting culture :(

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MFW I turn in all my stuff to Deloitte after getting laid off and the IT guy says "congratulations!" as I'm leaving

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Deloitte FL/PR is turning into a joke.. if firm morale wasn't already suffering from layoffs, they increase minimum hours through December while half the offices are unassigned. Abandon ship.

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Current project leadership is like gorilla glue and won't let people off. How to roll off without doing something that would get you fired?

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What happens if the engagement I was a senior on gets bad reviews from inspection. Will I get fired?

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For those who were laid off or unemployed during the past year - did you find a new job and if so how long did it take?

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Are the layoffs sign of a looming economic slowdown?

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Do you guys think cyber is somewhat relatively safer from more layoffs given there revenues vs other advisory groups?

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Has anyone that was laid off landed at another Big 4 and are happier there? How did you explain the lay off during the process? At a loss on next steps, not sure if Big 4 is worth another shot.

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Layoffs are the only way the industry will survive. A Great Depression is imminent. There is no other way this will all end.

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Why did Deloitte’s federal practice have layoffs? Given that the clients are large government entities. I can understand it happening in commercial but federal makes no sense

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There's a Pwc intern getting fired somewhere

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If your project ends up failing (team fired/budget cut) or losing the client money, what do you put on your resume? Just your generic responsibilities?

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I have heard Deloitte cut recruitment and had layoffs this year. But their revenue and headcount number online show increase. Could anyone explain what's going on in Deloitte? Is it industry wise prob

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Shall I disclose reason for leaving a firm during my initial call with a recruiter from said firm, if I was laid off? Are they privy to that information. Ironically being recruited by that same firm

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Disney streaming announced major reorganization. Any ideas on what this entails? More layoffs? Just got an offer from Disney Streaming and one from FAANG so trying to weigh the better options

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Did you see the IBM third quarter results. Layoffs soon?

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On my 3rd job in 2 years (consultant for a year, then left for a new company that was impacted by COVID). My new role is not very interesting and can be very pigeon holed at times. The pay and benefits are top notch, which are keeping me here. Is it too soon to jump again for something I’m more interested in or is it better to wait?

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Hi! I am new to Deloitte USI and have couple of questions... How can we best use USI smartphone program? Like all good phones are way beyond 25k. And how am I supposed to get JioFi under one time productivity reimbursement program when in market the product is out of stock.

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Has any one used Deloitte's Car lease program? I couldn't find what is the monthly amount that will get deducted from salary. I do understand the monthly depends on wet/dry lease and the car you select, but a rough idea, say I go for a car of around 10L

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Spending an alt travel weekend in Chicago by myself. What are the best things to do there solo?

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6 months in as an analyst and wanting to leave at the one year mark. When do I start looking for the next role? Also, will I still only be considered for entry level? Hoping to exit to healthcare

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Just had a SM call and ask to move over 2 weeks of billable work to a PRD code because the project is over budget. Just checked and this will put me just at 89% utilization for year end (cont.)

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Just got laid off even with good performance and I'm totally shocked 😞 ugh who's hiring??

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Has anyone seen a fertility specialist early on in the process/prior to TTC for a year? Wife has PCOS and we are planning for a child but are debating the possibility of seeing a fertility specialist sooner rather than later.

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Seniors of Dallas: What’s your current salary and expected bonus? Specifically S1 & S2s.

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What are the exit opportunities for someone in M&A with functional/PMO/overall M&A strategy knowledge?

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Best way to give notice during wfh? Currently going to office 1-2x a week but will not be in the office the remainder of this week.

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What was your first luxury bag? I want to get myself a promotion gift and looking for inspiration:)

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Sold a property and now have $350k in a HYSA. I’d like to DCA in VOO. What is reasonable? 5k a week? 10k a week?

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I’m trying to decide if I should go with my husbands or my health insurance plan. After doing a matrix, I know the main thing really is the contracted rates which is really hard to find out. How do

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Has anyone that didn't apply premium gotten a no for h1b?

Just finished 3 hour first round interview for my dream job (highly competitive). I tried my best but I’m spiraling and I’m now questioning if I could even successfully perform in this role. Major imposter syndrome as I try to cushion the blow if I don’t get asked back for 2nd rounds, any words of encouragement or tips that have worked to calm your nerves?

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Gave notice to my existing employer about exiting the firm. They are asking if they can match the offer. Should I accept the counter offer? Currently a senior consultant for adv analytics in healthcare consulting. TC 150k Offer is 280k TC as Senior Data Scientist at Zillow.

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Does SPG have a fast track promo going on right now by any chance? Currently platinum for 2017 but want to lock up 2018 early lol

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Can anyone talk to the process of interviewing and getting hired as a CW + AD team? What kinds of questions should you prepare for? Do you negotiate salary together? Thanks.

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Tax work at my law firm is not enough to keep me busy. Maybe I could start doing work in another department to supplement my billable hours. Is anyone here a part timer in another group? I’m thinking investment funds or start ups? Anyone else do this and any advice?

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