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How to start new job search process? Other than honing portfolio and just applying for roles, would you email recruiters first? Verse emailing CDs? Advice please.

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Market yourself. Here are some thoughts. Twitter Engage in conversations on Twitter about the business. Follow key people. LinkedIn Connect with key people. Write articles and publish on LinkedIn. You’ll get a lot more reach on your posts on LinkedIn than on other platforms (all things being equal - certainly if you have 100k Twitter followers any 100 LinkedIn connections the math will be different). Some ideas about what to write: - 5 ways to do x - 5 things you should know about x - Why I always ___ and you should too - How I have developed/created/deployed/ x and the 5 lessons I learned along the way IG Follow accounts and people. DM about relevant topics in the business. Engage. Don’t sell. Podcast Start a podcast about something specific in the business. Make it niche. Expect small listener or viewer count. Make it local as well. So the Austin Ad Creative Podcast or whatever. When you reach out to people on other platforms invite them to your podcast.

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Email everyone! Both recruiters and CDs. But with CDs, I’ve found more success setting things up as coffee dates, asking for their professional advice while you start your career. And make those emails personal— be specific about the type of work they’ve done and why you want to emulate it

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If I’m not already, I will connect on LinkedIj with a personalized message stating my experience, and tell then I’d love to chat if they’re ever looking to hire that level

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Recruiters often know about open positions long before you will. They can be very useful and they're out there trying to make a living, just like everyone else. The client is their paycheck though - even when you are not The Best candidate. So don't expect the world. They will know things you don't. But using a personal network can be extremely powerful - if you are willing to work it. But don't simply go around asking for jobs. First ask for perspectives and assistance in your career path, or job search. It's easier for someone to simply say 'no' when they don't have an open position. But if you can talk to them, they may invest in you by further connecting you to their network of colleagues. This is likely to end well - in the long, if not short term.

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First of all, how can you get a recruiters email or name if you’re not in the agency...???

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of course 👍🏻

I agree but in my opinion better to reach out to potential hiring managers or CD’s (in your case). Recruiters are at best very well intentioned and at worst awful for your self esteem, not trained, young, and misinformed about the role & what your potential boss actually needs to hire.

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Do you have someone (preferably at another agency) whose creative opinion you trust. Ask them to look at your book and give you feedback, take them to coffee if you’re in the same town. After you take their feedback ask if there’s anyone they know who can help you. Repeat the process while doing all the email and applying stuff

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Why would you email recruiters first? Email hiring manager first. If you get in touch with them and they hire, you just saved them the fee of a headhunter.

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Email people at agencies you know or are connected with through mutual friends/colleagues. Even if they aren’t in creative department. Start there and then connect through. I’ve found it’s always better if you can get in through someone who actually knows you or has a connection to you—even if they’re just doing a favor for a mutual. Do the other stuff too (recruiters/CDs), but this is another valuable option to explore.

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Thanks all for the comments!! Much appreciated!

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A warm intro to a recruiter or preferably the hiring manager is always the best way to start a dialogue. If you can’t get that, have an informational chat with a contact at the company and mention it in your cover letter (a CL helps if you’re applying cold). Practice for interviews even before you have any confirmed so your answers are solid. And don’t apply to a role or interview without researching the company/business unit and looking up the interviewers on LI- this is key to demonstrating passion and being prepared for your discussions.

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Beef up your LinkedIn. They’ll (recruiters) come running to you.

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