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After many months unemployed, I got an offer in another city at a pharma agency, HCP work. My last position was as a brand strategist at a well-known NYC agency. With the surge in job postings, should I hold out for a position that I'd actually be excited about? Or is the job market still super terrible? I wouldn't even mind DTC healthcare, but HCP is just not for me.

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If it’s not the job you want and the work you like, in a city that doesn’t appeal to you, don’t take it. 🖤 your heart will thank you.

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Wait only if you can afford to and expect you could be unemployed for still another long stretch. If that still sounds manageable then turn it down.

We have a few openings @ DDB if you’re interested! Shoot me a DM

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Dm sent! You are a saint 😇

I think your question answers itself. You clearly have doubts, trust your instincts. And good luck!

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Thanks! It's scary turning down the only offer I've had for months

Is the new agency requiring you to move now or can you stay remote for a while?

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Remote for now and no set date to move, but they are asking to move eventually. Their best guess is October.

I think you should do whatever makes you happy, but I actually found out recently I really like HCP work! I came from non-pharma and I’m also a strategist. DM if you wanna talk or have questions.

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I feel this so much. Currently interviewing for a few roles I don’t really want because I’m unemployed and I need to interview. But I’m actively hoping I don’t get an offer from any of them before I land an offer somewhere I do want to work

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Same as Havas 1 (I’m also at Havas) I am working on DTC and HCP and I found HCP to be much more interesting that I imagined it would be from a strategy perspective. Happy to talk as well.

Working remote would buy you some time to figure it out before committing fully/moving no?

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