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Anyone have experience moving from agency to I’m-house or brand side? I was just let go from Edelman & it was my 2nd lay-off in 2 years and my 3rd agency. I’m worried if I look at another agency (if they’re even hiring) that I’ll get laid off again. I was an SAE. Any advice is welcome!

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Yes! Highly recommend brand side but know layoffs aren’t uncommon there either. However generally the pay is much better and work life balance is better as well. I am noticing client-side really like to hire from agencies and value the skill set agency employees bring to the brand side. Use your network as much as possible to leverage referrals (former colleagues, clients, etc) and make sure your LinkedIn reflects your full resume. Best of luck!

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