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Help! I was fired in November. Spent 10 years on the agency side, and then failed at a few bad client roles. I’ve applied to jobs, but can’t get an interview. How do I get myself out of this mess?

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Failed how? Publicly?

Spin it. Say it was freelance or you left for whatever reason.

What market are you in?

Just keep at it. Proactively send great work examples. Talk to your network. Get LinkedIn reviews. All this helps!

If you applied, but can't get interviews - did they at least do a phone screening or not at all? Which market?

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