Just got laid off. What are the top skills I should plan to learn on the side while recruiting? Senior Associate looking for strategy and ops roles, no industry preference

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Any recommendations of finding a new job? Was laid off and am having difficulty as a senior

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is the pay jump from jr. to ad or senior that drastic? Backstory. First generation college student, first in fam to have “an office job with benefits etc and pto.” Recently been seeing a lot of posts about creatives, why certain positions are more likely to get fired etc. what jumped out at me was the $$ people were giving for each position. I assumed jr’s are like 40-50k, ad 50-60k, senior 60-70k. These posts are saying it’s more like 40-50k, 60-70k and 80-90k. Is that real?

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I’m confused. I was furloughed from a regional firm, and I’m scared of being laid off. I have an offer from a small cpa firm and an offer from a mid tier firm. My goal has always been to join b4, and I’m going to try when the hiring freeze (HF) is lifted...but what should I do right now? 1. Stay at regional, apply to b4 after HF 2. Take mid tier offer, apply to b4 after HF 3. Take small firm offer, apply to b4 after HF 4. Take mid tier offer, become senior, and then apply to b4 2 years later

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Just heard of the story of a senior who was fired because she was interviewing at a new firm, and this new firm called her current firm for references. Obviously they (cont’d)...

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After layoffs and people quitting I’m just realizing that I’m going to be the most senior art person left...I’m a jr art director a year out of school now working with an ECD and a bunch of interns...

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Just got laid off, what would one year as a Senior Consultant in Strategy, an MBA at a top 15 school, and 6 years prior work experience get me? Any potential to get a strategy/BD position at FAANG?

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Senior agency leaders, honest question: If we didn’t have to hand over so much revenue to our holding companies, would there be fewer layoffs?

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Anyone else on a “high priority” project with great visibility but feel zero gratification because my senior is a slide maniac? We spend so much time putting things in slides that are too detailed for the client to do anything with.... I feel like the practice in my firm just makes people spend hours on decks because it’s “a thing” and they did it so I have to. I’m ready to quit and wish I’d get laid off. That sounds terrible but I have skills that are more useful elsewhere. Send the hate.

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Just found out a few senior managers are being laid off. We just hired a couple new seniors and staffs, how worried should I be as a staff?

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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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1 year 4 months experience at a top 10, no CPA. I was hoping to stay until senior but just got laid off. What kind of roles should I go for and what % pay bump is fair especially in this economy?

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Does anyone have a day rate or know of one for senior analyst? I was laid off this week and looking into all options including freelance. Thanks in advance!

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How do you recommend dealing with a partner senior to you trying to do anything possible to push you out, force you to quit, or get you fired for years? Owner knows my abilities and likes me (contd)

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I'm in salary negotiations for a great role, but there's a small gap (~$10k) to even match my old salary. They have most of the obvious benefits like unlim. vacation, low healthcare premiums, 401k matching, permanent WFH, etc. Right now, severance pkg. and a more senior title are most important. Has anyone negotiated a title bump? Outcome? Are there additional benefits I should also consider?

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Got laid off today for the first time. Any west coast GSDs or SDs looking for senior strategists to join their team, please comment below.

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Have you ever gone to war with a senior member and won? A senior Director out here, is straight up trying to get me fired and has shat on me to HR. I’m utilizing the help of a few VPs to stay alive

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Can a Senior Manager who otherwise has a good reputation, get fired for bullying? If not, will this person still make it to partner? There seems to be a lack of transparency in firms around this

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Anyone here ever worked under a senior or supervisor that made them feel like they can’t do the job right or always making mistakes ? And might get fired ?

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Get caught in a layoff? My team is growing. Seeking Senior Strategists and Strategy Directors. Large Midwest agency with Fortune 500 clients. Remote now, relo later. Inquire within (my DMs)

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Due to Covid & a new VP, everything is changing at my company & senior reps are being micromanaged like new hires. Seniors are quitting and being fired like nothing I’ve ever seen. Anyone else?

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Asking for a dear friend, please share your insights! My friend is in a senior management role in a small organization. She is the only woman in her 30s in such a senior role, and is currently pregnant. Her company doesn't offer maternity benefits, but she is eligible for PTO and FMLA. She has one manager reporting into her, and her main concerns are: 1. How to communicate that she will be off for 4 months to avoid panic 2. How to protect her job (she won't be fired before her leave, cont...

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I am 30 and just got promoted to Senior manager. I think I am doing well but I feel I am driven more by pessimism, imposter syndrome, and fear of getting fired as opposed to a positive mindset and the desire to thrive in my career. I feel like I am suffering from some sort of a mental issue but wanted to throw it out here and get some advice to deal with this from the fishbowl fam as opposed to going to therapy. Thanks in advance for your responses!

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Looking for advice/opinions on severance. What kind of severance should be expected at a senior (SVP) level with 10+ years at an agency?

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Currently working as a tax senior at B4. I’m thinking about being a day trader trading stocks, bitcoins and currencies if i got laid off. Any thoughts, opinions, and suggestions?

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Hey ladies, getting pushed out/laid off so if any of you know of open roles, feel free to DM me and let me know! For role reference I am a senior associate with corporate finance experience.

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My recommender got laid off from the firm. What do I say for her description in the application portal? “Ex Senior Manager”? “Ex EY”??

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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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Recommendations for good resume writers please. Father is reentering the job market after being laid off and 3 years medical related hiatus. Previously held senior executive roles

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Looking for insight on if making a career change into consulting is a good or bad idea with everything going on right now. Concerns involve: building and maintaining a strong network virtually, getting staffed on good projects without a previous track record, not learning as much as I would in-person with clients and experienced team members, and potentially getting laid off given limited senior leader exposure to “shield” me.

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Hubs is starting to interview for senior legal roles. Hasn’t had a haircut during covid, and it’s curly and fantastic. Looks awesome. Does he need to cut it to appear “professional?” (He was laid off in April, so we’re getting anxious)

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Anyone know of any senior strategy openings? Just got laid off and would greatly appreciate any leads.

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Get caught in a layoff? My team is growing. Seeking Senior Strategists and Strategy Directors. Large Midwest agency with Fortune 500 clients. Remote now, relo later. Inquire within (my DMs)

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In the process of negotiating an offer in hand at F100 medical manufacturing company as a senior director. Is negotiating severance into the employment contract standard? If so, what is typical?

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I’m interviewing for a job at a mid sector manufacture. It doesn’t sound like they’ve ever had layoffs and this position would be replacing someone retiring. Any advice? Currently a heavy senior in PA

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Folks, any advice on applying for jobs at a previous client? As a firm we have great relationships with the senior client leadership and I am afraid that the GEP and my RL will eventually find out when I submit my job application. On the other hand, if I tell my RL prior to applying, I will probably end up towards the top of “people to be laid off” list.

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So far in 2018 have you seen more jobs or more layoffs?

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Are all firms going through layoffs right now?

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If your role is being closed/being laid off (not due to performance issues) just firm downsizing, do you tell the companies you are interviewing? How to phrase it?

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Currently in a project that ends in a month and I’m afraid I might be next for layoff if I hit the bench. How can I prep myself and what kind of compensation can I expect for the next role? I’m not sure where to go tbh and what’s available in the market 4+ yoe out of UG at a boutique consulting firm in financial services, worked in about 10 implementation and regulatory projects in BA capacity

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What levels are Deloitte layoffs happening at? Analyst, Manager? Any particular competencies or skillsets being cut?

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How long do firms typically let people stay on payroll after notifying them of being laid off?

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Laid off from a boutique in SF after a year. Had to move home, no savings, and student loans up the wazoo. I don’t know when I’ll be employed next. Any tips for getting through this dark time?

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How long do you think before we can go back to the normal fb posts on compensation, credit cards, layoffs, and general complaints about travel??

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I got my severance payment this weekend and it was taxed 46% - so I only got just over half of what I was expecting to get. Does this seem right or could this be a mistake?

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Why do some people get laid off and others not? Is it always utilization? Do people typically know they're at risk before it gets to that point?

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I was going to take short-term disability to work on my health which has been impacting my performance. But, I think I’m about to be fired. Boss called and told me he wasn’t sure about my (contd)

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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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Anyone have tips re: negotiating severance?

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Is it wrong to believe anyone who replied all should be fired?

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Anyone else think Peter Davis' email makes it look like layoffs are coming?

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I was laid off 6 weeks ago and I'm freaking out! Who is hiring in LA?

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Just got laid off. I've been miserable here. To be honest, I'm fucking relieved. On to the next one!

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Those in the know, how long in advance is your fate sealed before a layoff or furlough?

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9 weeks after being laid off ... I got an offer today that far surpasses everything I’ve hoped for in consulting... low travel, no utilization worries and no sales bogey. I’m glad I kept my tech skills up.

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What are the odds on Fauci being fired or removed from the Task Force now, post testimony?

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Only been at D for 4 months, contracted by BAH and offered 94k + 8k signing bonus, currently at 71k at Deloitte. The role at BAH is also much more in line with my technical skill set/interests. How offended will my leadership be if i tell them Im leaving to take this offer? I want to take it im just trending the awkward conversation

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Was let go as a staff 2 at 77k in September and currently have 3 offers in deciding between them. Would really appreciate any feedback. 1. 3rd year associate at PWC -HIA at 85k. 2. Transformation analyst at a big 3 automaker 83.5k 10% bonus. 3. Product development role at a healthcare startup. 100k 7.5k sign on and 7.5k bonus in 3 months. Potential 20% bonus at year end.

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Going to M7 MBA on east coast. Planning to do MBB post grad. Thinking NYC office. Is it easy to move from NYC to west coast for tech exit opps or should I just recruit for MBB SF office?

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PostGrad Guidance: looking at Mfin from MIT / Princeton or CompSci (datascience focus) at Harvard. Want a subject matter degree in postgrad that’ll help me with my startup idea from a resource, environment and subject perspective and these degrees/institutions fit the bill. I have 5yoe, ~4 in strategy consulting (finance and consumer markets) and over 1 at Amazon in machine learning. UG in Electrical and Comp eng from a top school. I’m confused as my mentors are advising me towards top 5 MBAs

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In house agency salaries (not a client side brand manager role) vs ad agency salary?

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Anyone know about the corporate organizational structure at Under Armour? Wondering the salary range for a “Lead” for an internal role (HR, recruiting, etc)

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What’s the best way to schedule an interview when coordinating with an alum? Plain simple email with availability or use a fancy online scheduling tool?

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Have you all been able to use great benefits in negotiating for a new job? Like, if the 401k match is better at your old company, or they offer more PTO, etc?

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So, I was not aware of my RFE reason, it is a very interesting status that received yesterday, what I am expecting next?

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Did anyone ever try mspy.com for note4 inorder to Activities of SO?

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What are some typical roles at Amazon for people with 2 years of MBB experience post-MBA? Expected TC?

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Galatians 4:16 Haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate (NIV)

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For lateral Biglaw hires, has COVID-19 slowed down the interview to offer timeline? Are firms taking longer than usual to make hiring decisions?

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What kind of questions are asked for Data Analyst position with McKinsey? The JD revolves around SQL, ETL and datawarehousing mostly. Thanks in advance.

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Has anyone done a virtual date yet (over FaceTime / Zoom)? What was your experience like and any tips? I have one coming up soon and I’m a little nervous

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How legit are those buy/sell percentages for a stock on Robinhood?? Is there any stock you’re looking at which is not so popular but has a good buy percentage

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How does the pay compare? Is there a bump in the take home base cash component ?

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What makes you fire a creative?

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How do I quit a freelance job without to much fallout? I’m dying. All the money in the world isn’t worth being treated like this.

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My husband does childcare during this quarantine ( 6-9 am , 4-5 pm) as he is the favorite parent for now. He also does the scrubbing as my allergies are so bad. I do the rest. He complains all time.

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