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I am applying for AD positions in Pharma after 13 mo. of Jr AD under my belt. My design portfolio is strong (digital and print), but my concepting work is lacking. Will this be a deal breaker?

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I don’t expect Jrs to have a lot of concepting. But I would want to see that you have passion for the big idea. That usually comes out in interviews or personal work

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Not for pharma. You’ll be fine with limited concepting experience

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13 months feels a little short to make the jump? In total or in phama?

All in Pharma- had a 3 month internship with my agency (functioned as Jr AD) Considering staying at Jr level but thinking of applying to both?

At our agency (large shop) JADs seems to stay at least 3-5 years before going to the next level. Having gone through the prior levels as well. Learning the craft cannot be fast forwarded.

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