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I'm getting ready to accept an offer at a new agency, but what I really want is to go in-house. I had 6 very positive interviews at a co. but lost out by a hair. They said they're growing & would keep me in mind for future relevant openings. Is it worth pinging that co's recruiter to let her know I'm considering a role at a new agency & ask if they expect any openings soon? Feels unlikely, but I'd hate to start a new job and then get a call from the company I actually want to work for.

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Never hurts to reach out about those things. Worse answer you can get is a no--but then you start a new job and maybe that recruiter will hit you up later. Also don't feel bad about leaving an agency "early". Workplace loyalty is a one way street that leads to the unemployment office.

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That last line is gold. I'm going to frame it and mail it to my boss on my way out.

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Sorry, but 6 rounds in-house is excessive, other than maybe for a VP or above position. That's a red flag right there. I wouldn't put any weight into "keep you in mind." I'd start looking for other in-house job immediately that don't require 6 rounds of interviews.

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Not exec but a senior position. The excessive number of interviews included the recruiter screen and what probably should have been a larger panel but I think they split into multiple to make it more manageable. But yeah, agree that 6 is a lot typically

We’ll keep you mind is a nicety recruiters use when you don’t get the job. If you want to go in house you should keep perusing that vs taking the first new job that comes around.

I know it's a nicety, but my current agency says the same thing and actually does it (we create a "bench" of people who were good but lost out to someone who was just a little better). So, had been keeping the faith a little bit.

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