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Ladies & Gentlemen, with one month left in Q2, some will fall short of our numbers. Others will hit them. I can’t speak for all of us here, however, I can speak for myself. That being said, I will NOT be one that comes up short of my number. Now, this leads me to you all, to present a question. If you have to prospect, if you’re looking for new business, is it worth $1500 to put 95% of your prospecting process on autopilot? If so, let’s chat.

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Which would you rather have at your agency? 1) Project manager who is tough but sometimes hurts feelings 2) Project manager who everyone likes but is conflict-averse and lax

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I am struggling with the fact that I have 13 years of HR experience in one capacity or another, along with a bachelors degree and my PHR designation yet companies say “I’m not qualified or they ghost me when I apply for HR openings. I am experienced in all aspects of HR. How are people with little to no experience coming right out of college obtaining higher level roles than I have currently? It makes my passion for the field just go away.

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First time founder - would you recommend square, stripe or something else for purchases between $150-$10k or what alternatively?

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“Mindfulness is the awareness that arises from paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, non judgmentally” -Jon Kabat-Zinn

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What's your favorite Super Bowl commercial? Bonus points for dropping a YouTube link!

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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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Any female MM/ENT AEs with SaaS or Fintech experience looking to make a move? Series D company positioned to IPO in 2 years. Would be wild if this works lol

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Do you own a Lovesac City Sac? Or a Cordaroy's Full Size bean bag? If so, do you like it? Am lookong for a non-toxic/ecofriendly bean bag option. Suggestions? 🙏🏼 Would be a great WFH chair.

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Need to define diverse talent metrics to create a scorecard. Challenge is that the available data is based on opting in/out of self identification, that data point can change dramatically YOY. Any recommendations on metrics and scorecard?

Hey all, need some advice! I’m at a small SF shop and loving it. Supportive ECD, likable, non-toxic team, get to pitch ideas even as an intern, like our selection of clients. ECD wants to (cont)

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Is my agency the only one that continues to invest untold billable hours tweaking and refining our Keynote template well after the point of diminishing returns was crossed?

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Hello Are they any other HR licenses that are as valuable as the SHRM and HRCI ?

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I was laid off from a resource management role, working with employees approaching or on the bench, working with managers to staff projects, and support functions like report creation, scheduling, etc. Roles like this are few and many large consulting firms have frozen internal hiring. Do you think it would be beneficial to get a SHRM cert? Would that help get a "talent related" HR role? Worth the money? I have a background in recruitment as well.

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Can we start a thread of agencies and locations that have moved to WFH and/or the additional measures your leadership team is taking?

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Thoughts on creating unions within our industry to fight a host of pay problems?

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How was LB's breakfast this year?

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I started a new job as an acd but didn’t leave my job at my old agency where I’m only a senior. They’re in two different cities and I’m remote so I can pull it off, I think. No overlapping clients either. Am I playing with fire here? TLDR: holding down two jobs simultaneously

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Should I expect a promotion to essentially be in writing? This entire "promotion" seems to be theoretic over the last 6 months. I was about to quit yesterday and now the position I didn't think I was going to get is starting to come around;timing couldn't be crazier. Should I give them an ultimatum? I just received an insane offer but I want to stay.

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Been with i485 pending (EB2 - ROW) since Nov 2018 and no sight of interview yet. We recently found a house we really liked but not sure if it is wise to buy now vs. waiting for i485 approval.

How do you get into an agency that doesn’t post job openings? ie Barton F Graf, Johannes Leonardo, etc

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Netflix shouldn’t be considering in FAANG Should be Uber or Microsoft instead Change my mind 😉

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Worthwhile getting the AWS cloud practitioner cert? (Will there be a return financially in ease of finding job or higher salary)?

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Has anyone had an experience of giving two weeks notice where the last day falls on a holiday? Would they just make my last day the day prior?

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~15 people were laid off from our company today. Keep your eyes open for good talent up for hire.

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Hello! Lucky to be on here. I’m considering going into real estate recruitment. Any suggestions?

Monday morning and the only thing that goes through my mind is wow I hate my job. Between the strict requirement of releasing billing time daily, high billable goal and I guess a heavy workload (and everything that comes with living through a pandemic) it’s hard to start my day excited for work. And I hate it. Makes me question why I’m doing this for a living.

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Any tips for negotiating salary in big law as a third year associate? Given COVID, I want to make sure I’m sensitive to the financial situation of the firm but I also want to advocate for myself. Is it appropriate to ask for a signing bonus?

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Just had my comp call and I feel I'm making much less than my peers. I've always been rated a 4/5. Advanced degree (non mba), National Advisory, NYC, PI-Analytics, Sr 3. How much should I be making?

any in house places hiring right now?

Has anyone seen a US based survey or research stat on mental health among people who work in advertising/PR/marketing? Coming up blank - thought this group may have seen something. 💖

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What are reasonable expectations for compensation as the first strategy hire at a series A, Y-Combinator backed startup?

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How much salary bump do you ask for in the industry?

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To those who say status doesn’t matter.. try sitting in the last row on plane twice in a row.😒😩 still sky but stopped traveling and delta has forgotten about me. Argh

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Working on a potential offer to join leadership team of 3 co-founders as essentially the CEO-1 for 2 tech delivery firms of <50 people. They've asked me to outline an OTE based in base salary and % of revenue, haven't really negotiated this before, any insights in how to decide my ask?

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Client: You know, I really just want to stick my finger in someone's ear. Consultants: I'll charge you $500 an hour for this service and our ear in finger solutions. Client: Sounds reasonable. I'll take 6 months. Consultants: *whine about fingers in their ears while having a smile on their face*

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Riffing off an earlier thread backpacks vs messengers... Decided to ditch the back pack. What are some cool work bags (male) that that are client presentable?

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DM me if you are interested in lieu travel over the weekends ?

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Memo to Colleagues. For the love of God, please stop sending me Skype meeting invites. Please use a platform that is stable and not buggy. You’re welcome.

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