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I feel like I’m screwing up at my new job and I can’t seem to get it right. Not sure how to handle it.

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I know you’re not going to like this but...use your weekends to get shit done. Don’t wait until Monday to try and digest feedback you’ve been getting. Go above and beyond so that they have no reason to decide that you’re no longer a “good fit."

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What CW1 said, and also ask questions. Ask the right questions. When I ask a question (and I’m trying to think of an example), I at least try to go into it with a possible answer of my own. In other words, instead of me asking “How do I do this?,” I’ll say: “Should I do x and then y?"

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You’re doing great!

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Anybody asked to go back into the office after labor day? I personally don’t know any but wondering if any nyc firm is more or less compelling their associates. I’m in midtown near 30 Rock and for real I think we won’t be going in till at least 2021.

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Hi! I am looking for suggestions to learning sites or courses with exercise to learn Python and Test Automation. Thanks!

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Thoughts on cfa? Note I’m already working in banking and mba just seems like it’s just an expensive networking opportunity from what it seems like.

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*Life of epam contactors in Shell oils be like, Bhaiya ji itne paise m thoda nach k aur dikha dete toh maja aajata. 🤣
Shell EPAM Systems

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Trying to transition from a career in architecture to management consulting and or investment banking. Graduated with Bachelor of Architecture (3.60/4.00) and Master of Science in Sustainability (3.70/4.00). What skills should I highlight to reflect my ability to make the transition. If there is anybody who has been successful in this…Thoughts?

Hi, can you share your thoughts on what is a better option, I have following options
HSBC: X lpa (fixed)
KPMG: X+1
IBM: X+5

Work life balance and career growth are my top priority

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This may not be the right time but can the leader of this bowl set up a zoom meeting where the African immigrant and African American can have an open and honest panel discussion in a respectful way?

Apparently there is a lot of differences and misunderstanding between us and this could be a step forward.
We are all black and have to come together and have one voice. Let's fix each other instead of fighting each other.
Let me know your thoughts.

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I'm about to lose my mind today. Had a kid OF HIS ROCKER all day today. Took admin 20 min to come get him, & now he's throwing furniture downstairs, calling me a liar, cursing my name. I'm so over this job. This is not an every *day* occurrence, but at least once a week I am doing this with him, or I am dealing with my girls getting into fist fights over God knows what drama. I don't know how much longer I can take this. The stress is getting to me, & IMAGINE my other kids watching... 😞

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I recently passed the 1 MM NW mark and originally was planning on diversifying into REI once I hit this mark. However, with the pandemic I'm a little hesitant. For those Real Estate investors out there, how has the pandemic impacted your portfolio? Have vacancies risen noticeably or rents dropped dramatically? How has the moratorium on evictions impacted you?

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When you're unemployed and waiting tables to make ends meet. Then you wait on Lee Newman. Good Morning. If you're on here, you know where to find talent.

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Does anyone no any jobs that I can transition into healthcare tech? I’m a clinical technician working in surgery.

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Interviewing at Salesforce right now for a Solutions Engineer role. I have an interview with the VP tomorrow. Anyone have any advice? I keep getting the feedback that I am too “structured” and too much of a consultant. 🥸

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Looking to spend ~5k on something a little more casual for daily wear. Have been thinking about Panerai Luminor, IWC Spitfire, or Cartier Santos (mostly due to the strap swap). Any other options you can think of? Which of the 3 would you pick and why?

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Thoughts on Publicis London? And McCann?

How do I find a project or opportunity in China or something that will allow me to practice Chinese?

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Do optum provide some welcome goodies.
After how many days we can get laptop.

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Haan?! Sachchi??!!! Main nahi maanta!! 😝🤣

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What is the range of salaries for 7B in IBM.

Recent hires or those who have received offers lately, please comment

Kinda crazy how much time I spend watching movies and TV but then how much I forget the events or dialogue

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Over the past year (year 4/5 for me) I wrote tons of scripts for brands (top agency work) that never ended getting bought by the client. I think they show off my skill and style but obviously that doesn’t come across in my portfolio since they were never made. Is it weird or in good practice to have an area in my site for these scripts?

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Anyone doing NaNoWriMo this year?

Looking to switch up/grow my career. I want to travel more and have more day to day engagement with more people. What kind of roles to people move into after copywriting? Production? Experiential? ??

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Anyone want to share a link to a great copy portfolio book (yours or some else’s you admire)? I’ve been corporate for years and looking to freelance. I want to see what a good portfolio looks like.

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Do you keep/put work you completed with last employers in a portfolio?

Context: I already have a freelance writing portfolio website. I was considering making a new tab for my professional work and link to (publicly available) writing I did at my previous job. During my job search I was asked a couple times for a portfolio but didn’t have anything for my “real job” - I just sent them links in email which they were all fine with. Just trying to be more professional overall for the future.

Thoughts on Harrison and star?

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My focus is on marketing automation and email marketing. I typically am knee-deep in data and triggers rather than copy. But I have been trying to focus on improving my copy skills recently. My goal is not to be a copywriter but rather to provide more value by having that skill.
My question to all of you amazing copywriters: what would you recommend I do to improve and continue to learn copywriting?

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After 6-7 years in the industry I think my portfolio sucks. I’m now stuck between deciding to keep going or bailing out and looking for a new path. Is it just me? Any advice is appreciated :)

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Anyone here get furloughed? Just got the message most our company is shutting town till this is over, pretty surreal stuff

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What are the Davey Awards? I got a mailer. Read about it a little and I get the jist—creative awards for small agencies—but would like to know everyone’s thoughts.

I have no relationship with my boss - we literally go for weeks w/o speaking. I’ve been at the agency 1 yr and already instigated 2 meetings with him to resolve the problem but I still have 0 support

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Freelance rate for a :30 national broadcast spot script?

Is anyone using QuillBot, Grammarly, or something similar?

I’m a non-native copywriter, so I'd like to hear some thoughts from native English writers🙌🏼🙌🏼

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How do you “get-over” dealing with difficult clients without wanting to just give up? Need a better mantra than “fuck it.”

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If you're interested in going in-house, LegalZoom is looking for a temp-to-perm senior copywriter. The position's remote for now but they're looking for someone in LA for if/when it's safe to go back to the office.

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Are holding company agencies usually more likely to win awards because of the money behind them? I know there are politics involved with them, so just curious. I was at a place before that’s had down open briefs, always with the aim of a Lion, so that’s why I ask.

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Old question: Indirect or direct copy???

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Who can share some tips for helping a CW with their craft? I’m coaching one that needs to work on details and accuracy. I have a copy of “Elements of Style” to give them and will be talking to them

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Theoretically speaking: if I were working with a subpar copywriter who is not quite where they should be skill wise - what could I do as an Art Director to make us a better team? Any basic resources?

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Shout out to everyone who’s ever had a white paper to “copyedit” that they just ended up rewriting entirely. I’m there today.

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