How do you give back to the community professionally?

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Volunteer your applicable skills to non-profits or social enterprises who could use a hand. I did it after work a few times a week for about a year. Genuinely one of the best things I ever did, both for growth and doing something good

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Love that. I’ve done the same. Any specific organizations you recommend?

This isn’t on the non-profit side. But I have grabbed numerous coffees with recent grads to offer them advice to break into advertising or people looking to switch agencies. And gotten lots of resumes personally to HR. Managed to get at least a few hired over my career.

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I try to steer young people away from advertising into better career paths.

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Personally, I’m actively getting more involved in the alumni program for my undergrad and want to mentor those interested in advertising. Curious how you all are using your talents, or if you have suggestions for how to approach volunteering.

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Personally, I’ve had people reach out to me through LinkedIn or Instagram. I always reply to the job seekers. My responses depend on the situation. Anything from it looks like we’re on a hiring freeze (most places now) to let’s grab a coffee and chat (back when we could do that) to send me your resume and I’ll personally get it to HR. But if people aren’t reaching out already, you could talk to the communications department at your college to see if they’ve got some top students who are graduating that you could help mentor.

I have been volunteering my time with advertising services and fundraising for the local Children’s Advocacy Center (helps abused children) the last few years. Very worthwhile cause if you are looking for one.

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Thank you, that’s a great suggestion. I’ll look into it

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I give resume writing / portfolio support to anyone coming up that needs it. I've seen a lot more than them, remember what struck me, good and bad. I offer this to friends and family not just people in the industry, we could do with a little more diversity of backgrounds in this game

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