How do you guys attack cover letters? These job posts say they’re optional but I feel like I should def write one

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I use scissors but only if the cover letters attack me first. Swingline staplers are a pretty good weapon too

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I do it. More room to sell myself and they are reusable to some degree.

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I do it too. I try and give a quick elevator pitch on myself and my skills while dropping in key words or past companies that might get the reader interested, and then a few words about why I’m stoked on the company I’m applying to and how I can be a valuable resource to it. I try and keep it at 150 words max.

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I refuse to write a cover letter. Huge waste of time.

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They’re a good way to sell yourself in a way that isn’t going to be shown in a resume. You can’t mention you know someone at the company in your resume, for example.

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Two sentences max. Or upload resume again “by mistake."

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I use a ruler, and if that doesn’t work - Spraymount and a match.

I do it. Don’t need to but it always helps me refocus on my goals and what I bring to the table.

Nope, waste of time. I never read them nor write them

^ A very EXCELLENT POINT!

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Anyone here who can refer my friend for HR Executive role?. She is an MBA Graduate In HR and having 2 years Recruitment experience. Any opportunities for her?

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Hi all!
Hope everyone are doing great!
I'm a individual with 2 years of experience in sales and marketing and now I've made a transition towards Data Science and I've completed my Post graduate program in Great lakes as well!
I'm looking forward for an internship or entry level job in data science!
Looking forward for your help! I'll be grateful if let me know incase of any opportunities!

Thanks !

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McKinsey & Company Marketing Manager for more than 10 years in Africa, Asia and Europe, looking for a marketing position in Toronto Rogers Communications Inc. Amazon Microsoft Accenture Deloitte Tata Consultancy EY PwC McKinsey & Company Apple IBM

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Does JPMorgan Chase have any plans to setup a technology center in Chennai..please share some insights if anyone knows.

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What is the base pay for a Accenture Manager in SoCal . This will be in CD&O focusing on delivery leadership

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When I see a person whose dog is aggressive and attacks another dog, it never ceases to amaze me how the owner barely reacts. If my dog ever attacked a dog she’d get SCREAMED at so she would know to never do it again. These people infuriate me. No wonder the dog has learned they can keep doing that!

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Tell me your unicorn desirable suburbs to buy in that aren’t absurdly high taxes?

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It looks like MediaMonks has been doing lot of mergers and acquisitions recently. What’s the working environment like there?

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My little one is about to turn 1. We have been managing his care without outside help.
Wondering if now we can get him started in Day care right away or is it better to have a nanny for first 3-6 months and then transition to Day care?

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Best affordable program to follow to learn financial modeling?

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Has any media buyer/planners gone from agency life to working on the client side doing all their marketing? Feeling burnt out by the massive agency work load and trying to figure out the next steps in my career.

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Does anyone have recommendations for suit pants for a lady with a bigger butt? I am looking for a nice suit but they all pull in the front and make those three weird crease lines when I button them!!

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Exploring other agencies, can anyone share their experience at Biolumina, Klick, and/or Heartbeat. Thanks in advance!

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Any of the lawyers/immigration experts on here- any anecdotal observations of uscis easing up on processing cap exempt h1b applications (transfers, extensions) with new leadership? Ie- less RFEs? Thanks!

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It’s amazing how it takes a pandemic to make you realize that you cannot stand the person you live with.

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Please comment if you know company in India which is providing onsite oppotunities to Canada. Tech Data Science

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I am applying for new jobs and I feel I am more excited about trying to win the job than actually doing the job itself.

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I have one year subscription of amazon prime available. If anyone is interested I will sell it at 40% off.

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How do people usually present a pitch to a client? Do you pick one person to speak or CW and AD alternating turns?

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Lady Fish, what do you do to counteract ageism? I feel like there’s a massive target on your back once you pass 35. Am I right or just paranoid?

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Have a work from home day on Friday. What do you reaaaaally do when you WFH?

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I was laid off in June and just got a job offer that I am excited about. However, my partner and I are also in discussions about moving. The job would be remote for at least another 5+ months so it wouldn’t be an issue now, but eventually people will be back in the office in some hybrid plan.

Is it better to float the possibility of working remote long term with HR now? Or do I accept and say nothing til we’ve officially decided to move. I don’t want to lose the opportunity. What would u do?

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If you hate your job/boss/situation… leave. Seriously.

This time last year I was underpaid at a job that worked me to death and underpaid me. My boss was absent. Literally not a single person even acknowledged or spoke to me on my bday. So I got sick of being lonely and taken for granted and left.

Today I get paid over $20k more than I did at my last job, just got a generous bonus, and my boss and coworkers just reached out to take me to lunch to celebrate my bday. It feels really nice…

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This industry is exhausting. People constantly complaining when they do not know how good they have it. IMO most of you are lucky you have a job that you can even remotely do something you love.

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Can you embed a GIF into a PDF? Working on a client deck and can’t figure this out…

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WPP agencies folks: whatcha doing with you “day off” today?

(Yes, I’m showing my age with this pic..

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What are the top 5 most expensive agencies?

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Calling it now. The trend of 2020/2021 continues. VAGINADVERTISING

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Just moved back to NYC area. Any agencies open to a freelance 50-yr-old female with a solid book, big agency experience for 2 decades, and still relevant in social media space? Went in-house and now apparently I’m ancient, but that’s news to me. Ideas?

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The 2020 census data is interesting as we think about DE&I metrics in the work place. Should we strive to have our offices have this level of diversity so it matches what’s actually reflected in our population?

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There was a survey done recently, and apparently no one knows what a "creative technologist" does exactly. Figure I'd source answers to the question from 🐠 bowlers.

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Hello! I was recently laid off by my company due to an internal financial situation. The total time I’ve spent there is about 5 months. Will there be an issue getting a new job?

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Tips, advice or favorites on leading creative brainstorms? I'm a new ACD and have usually been participating and not leading - and I'm trying to find the right fit for my new team.

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ok i'm out

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Any thoughts on working at SKG in Las Vegas?

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With a recession looming, is now a good or bad time to go freelance? Or does it not really matter?

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okay okay don’t come for me, but anyone know what shops in LA are requiring at least partial in-person, looking for a little human connection in my work these days 😈

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