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Any jrs who didn’t go to VCU , MAS, or Creative Circus also having a tough time landing a full time gig? I’ve only been able to snatch an internship and short term freelance. Advice please. #desperate

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Hey I just interviewed at an agency that’s looking to hire a bunch of Jrs right now, send me a chat and I’ll give you the deets if you want

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A lot of agencies now are looking for triple-threat creatives. Consider taking a class or watch tutorials on other ways to create? I’m an AD that does video and photo. This variety is what got me in the door with a solid agency.

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Sorry all I just updated the app to let me see these responses. VE 1, I pitched myself as a videographer and editor who also knew design, and they didn’t have that position available but thought I’d excel as an AD but with my focus being video and photo. Also yeah it’s ridiculous that they expect this now. But the talent gets better with every generation, so you have to make yourself triple valuable

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Would you be willing to post your book? This way we can see if there are things in your portfolio you can improve. That being said, the job market is tough right now (as it always is, seemingly). So that certainly doesn’t help things.

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As far as I know, that office won’t physically be open for a few more months. I don’t think they’ll be looking for juniors or interns until then.

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I went to the University of Alabama’s ad school and graduated in May. Definitely felt that pain, too. The market has been tough for everyone for the past couple of years, though. I’d reach out to the CDs you want to work for directly and get some feedback on your book if they’re willing to give it. If you’re in the same city, offer to buy them a coffee. Keep messaging recruiters. I’ve also heard it’s a bit easier in the fall. Keep going and be persistent and something will happen for you!

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I went to MAS and am having a tough time getting a first full time gig. Things are tough all over.

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I was able to start smaller as a Layout Artist and wiggle my way into the creative department as a Jr. AD after making some connections with CDs at my agency—could be another way to get your foot in the door.

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I went to a state school and it took me about 8 months to find a job. It just takes time but the fact that you’ve had an internship and short term freelance is a good start! Just stay persistent :) I know it’s difficult.

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And also realize that you don’t have to start at a superstar agency. You might have to start at a smaller one that still does good work and work your way up to one of the bigger, more well known ones

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I didn’t go to portfolio school or art school. I got an internship and became friends with the recruiters at the agency. Maybe you can reach back out to the intern recruiter at the places you worked and take them out for drinks? Remember that recruiters are all friends

Helps if you don’t get ghosted.

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