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Help. Laid off and need a new gig but from what I see everyone is in a hiring freeze. I’m truly scared I’ll be out of work for a solid 6 months given everything. Is anyone still hiring out there??

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Don’t panic. I’m sure it feels very scary but there’s lots of things you can do during this time to make sure you land something even better when agencies start hiring. Start writing thought-pieces so that agencies and other planners can see how you think. Get in touch with Julian Cole and get added to the list of freelance strategists. Use this time to build out your portfolio. Gather all the work you’ve been part of and build mini briefs that went with the work. This is a great way to ensure everyone can see what you did and what the outcome was. ItMll also ensure you are honing your story when it comes to interviewing. Lastly, spend time reading Effie papers, WARC case studies, APG entries etc. Hone your craft, connect with the community of planners who are generous and kind. And keep your head high. This won’t last forever. I promise.

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Sorry to hear. I was laid off yesterday too. Visa cancelled now, so have to leave USA. It’s funny how life can turn upside down so quickly.

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This is literally my nightmare. Am so sorry you are all experiencing it

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Oh man. So sorry you’re going through this ... it could be any of us tomorrow honestly. Can you share which agency experienced layoffs? And for jobs I believe I saw a recent posting in house AB InBev.

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Area 23 is hiring apparently!

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Location?

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Honestly, open to anywhere and will get myself there

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People are still hiring, the process is just a lot slower than usual

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