How long do you typically stay in a role before getting promoted? (ie., as a jr, mid-level, & senior.) Getting nervous about being stuck in one position for too long after jumping around agencies making lateral moves.

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I think most people jump agencies TO get promoted. For me, that's the only thing that's worked. Getting antsy after nearly 4 years in the same role at my current place and worrying I'll have to leave if I want to be a copy director.

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Good point! I always thought it might be easier to be promoted from within, after proving yourself. And it doesn’t help that recruiters tend to reach out about lateral moves/the same position rather than an upward one. But seems like jumping might have better odds?

1year for junior to mid, 2-3 years until CD, 3+ years for above CD…

Specifically for you, I’d expect to go to Senior by 3 or 4 in my career…

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Hello, how long have you been in your current role? Are other people in similar roles being promoted quicker than you?

I’ve been a mid-level for just about 1.5 yrs now at 3 different agencies (promoted at the first, spent a year at the 2nd, recently started the 3rd), but I have about 5 yrs of experience (clearly been stuck as a Jr for too long- big agency problems).

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