My neighbors don’t understand that we are social distancing and I have heard visit come to their apartment twice today 😤
We Are Social
When recruiting, why not start with the money talk?? Why do recruiters make you go through all the hoops and all the interviews and THEN talk about the comp? Seems like it’s the first box to check to make sure it’s even a match. Ugh.
Creatives - if you aren’t happy with what your strategy partners are giving you, talk to us, or at least talk to your department heads and ask them to help get changes made. We can handle criticism, and it’s a lot more useful when it’s not in the middle of a briefing session. Also, while you’re at it, maybe spend some time talking to us about what else we do outside of writing briefs, because we do a lot.
Here’s the thing: if you’re a Creative Director and you think you’re good at your job and have this attitude and you work really hard to give your teams mentorship and support, thank you.
I'm honestly so interested in doing a couple years in India, but I feel like if I went over at this point in my career I wouldn't make enough to live.
For Mother’s Day, let’s have a convo about being a working parent in Advertising. How do you balance your career and responsibilities as a mom? Guys, feel free to chime in on how you help out!
How much money do you (personally) think you need to make (before taxes) to live a happy and healthy life?
Trying to figure out how much of the work that will be submitted to award shows was done by furloughed employees...
So when do the HR Departments start taking a hit? Like at Martin. I don't know whether management at IPG knew, but people in Martin's HR had to know and they protected him and did nothing.
Pet peeve: unimportant emails sent high priority. Heads up email sender...I'm now going to wait even longer to reply.
I don’t want to do my job anymore (been here for 2 years with no growth & crumbling support). Do I leave now or do I stick it out for six more months when I have the opportunity to move to a new city?
Is it too late for me to start an ad tech business and then cash out a few years later? Did that boom already end??
Weekly "I am so over open offices" post: I am so over open offices. There's a four-person meeting happening next to my desk that has nothing to do with me. Guys...don't do this.
An MBA candidate reached out for applying to Risk Assurance roles starting next year. I don’t work in assurance but appreciate anyone is willing to connect / refer them. I can provide more details over DM. Thanks so much.
Those that look at client tax returns. Do you have a process for this? What specifically are you analyzing. I’m just starting to do this for clients. Thanks!
Any NYC MBB consultants - do you generally travel outside of Manhattan for work? Or are your projects within the city generally? If you can share example schedules for first year, that’d be great!
John Bolton reminds me so much of the monopoly guy haha...I can’t help but chuckle a bit every time I see a pic of him
Made the mistake of stating a lower salary than I should’ve asked for during the first recruiter call (I’d prefer +5-10k). I also made the mistake of stating my current salary. Any tips for salvaging?
I’m starting at MBB shortly as an associate, laterally from Big 4. Husband & I are trying to decide if we want to buy a house and settle in the city we’re moving to - I am potentially interested in making partner (if possible) but also open if a good exit opportunity comes my way. Exit opps would certainly be in a different location. Anyone have thoughts on ideal length to stay at MBB?
Does B4 hold enough weight to get into unicorns or well known tech companies? Feel like all the company alumni I see on LinkedIn are in accounting...
anyone work at Alvarez & Marsal Private Equity Performance Improvement (PEPI) group? would love to chat and get some insight!
It's bonus season -- don't forget to give. I've find myself seeing the world through rose stained glass around this time of the year...
Guild structures are present throughout many industries in the US, not just the film or writing communities. Medical boards, real estate brokerages and even bar associations are modern models. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guild
Denied for role but still interested in group. Would it be weird to reach out and network with head of group also mentioning I’m open to any other roles in the group?
Anyone care to post the salary increase megathread that was posted during Performance Review last year? I've searched the thread but can't find the link.
It's so utterly frustrating when your client contacts don't have an email signature with their title, phone number, etc. 🙄
What do strategy recruiters like Tangerine do exactly? If I’m interested in switching jobs, do I just reach out to them and detail my general interests? Is this better than applying to jobs on my own?
People at MEC, Mindshare (WPP group)..have you experienced a promotion/pay raise freeze in Jan, too? Mediacom is saying all agencies across the network have experienced the same, so.... just checking.
I think I should have given my business card to the guy sitting next me on the plane. How do you know when to exchange or when to say “nice to meet you, good bye forever”
Virtual interview (with video) - is suit & tie still the norm, or does it come off as too much in COVID times?