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Any advice for someone (a friend) looking to transition from film production to advertising? Having a ton of trouble getting even an interview for a junior role - even the most junior account roles are asking for 1-3 years of agency experience. TONS of transferable skills and super eager/great attitude, just hitting a wall. I suspect all it’ll take is a break by one of the many people he’s met for coffee, but any advice or words of wisdom would be appreciated.

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Mostly junior account roles - account coordinator, junior PM.

Probably easiest is to start in production and then transfer into accounts after a year or two.

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As I’m sure you know too, lots of agencies staff up in Q1/Q2 unless replacing talent or after a major biz win, Q4 is slim pickings sometimes

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Hi! Is your friend not interested in agency prod roles? Lots of agencies like diverse prod experience especially if they’re more “creatively inclined” shop.

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