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Despite getting super positive comments about my book I can't land a job. I get compliments about my skills and talent all the time but not a job. What am I doing wrong? All I want is a Jr AD position

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The amount of things that have to align for someone to land a permanent role is insane. You being there and suitable is only about 10% of it, unless you’re a Brand Name creative.

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They are ACDs at Droga5. They make a pretty awesome team.

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Don’t take it personal, the industry is in an upheaval right now. Just keep trying.

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Can I take a peek at your book?

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Can't dm

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Did you ask your contact for feedback on the interview or why you didn’t get the job? What folks say in the room vs what they tell the recruiter/HR person can be different.

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Most of the time people give jobs to people they know. It's just safer not to risk that person having a personality clash with the rest of the team if they know them beforehand. So, seek the people you know to recommend you to places.

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You might be bad at interviewing

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That is good, but still doesn’t necessarily mean you’re hitting all the points you need to in the interview. Or following up with an emphatic and convincing thank you. I often meet with people who do a good job being personable, but somehow seem to forget to tell me any good reasons for me to fight for them to get a job

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I tell everyone I don’t hire that they have a good book.

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That's terrible.

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Life is short. Too short to live with regrets Do it!

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