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I'm making the transition from tech/innovation to strategy while looking for a new job. I've got a few years of experience doing research, writing thought leadership and consulting. Any suggestions for how I can elevate my appeal further?

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Check out Disruptive Strategy course from Harvard - it’s gives very good and structured approach which goes beyond marketing.

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Mandatory retirement age at PWC?

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What's the last year performance pay % at PwC SDC last year? Did they also make any market adjustment like Deloitte this year? PwC Deloitte Ey KPMG

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possible to work from home, full time, without any childcare with one child under 2? 🤡

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How old were you when you made $125k? Am I behind at 32 or do Accounts take longer to climb the financial ladder compared to other departments?

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Is it hard for you not to Monday-morning quarterback your loved one's care? Feel like I have a bad habbit w this.

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Help me choose between the two -
EY vs EPAM Systems
Pay is same in both. I’m looking for a better option in terms of WLB and career growth.
YOE - 4.7 yrs in .NET full stack.

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Do you think all the employers have to add a basic Covid allowances On monthly basis going forward if we work from home?

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I’m in a same sex relationship. My partner’s family couldn’t be more welcoming, accepting, and loving. I know I should be insanely grateful for this - and I am. (My family is the same in terms of acceptance.) But there’s a part of me that wishes they were different. They’re not super educated, some have very different political views, and part of my can’t imagine being around them all the time in the future with kids, etc. We live quite close to them so see them often. Am I a total jerk?

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Sixth year lit associate looking to lateral in LA. I followed a partner to my current firm when my old firms LA office dissolved, but it is not a good fit. Anyone know of big law firms here that are hiring mid/senior level associates?

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Interested in a manager position at Altman but want to stay in the DC area. Would that be possible?

Any tips for prepping on a move to a new role? Starting new role at Accenture (tech delivery), coming from industry, no idea what to expect. I mostly worked on smaller scale projects, a lot of them internal.

I have a month, so can do some prep work (courses, network, books, etc) to not be fully lost. Don't know where to start (client work, all the new technologies used, multiple industries, pure size of the organisation).

Also, should I add any of my interviewers on LinkedIn? Is that normal?

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Female MBA applicants if you could go to Yale or NYU at 4 YOE post UG or Wharton or CBS at 5 YOE which would you choose?Looking to go to MBB or healthcare VC. I feel like going at 4 years give me more time post MBA to accrue promotions before having a child but I also feel like I would be passing up the “best” programs for my goals.

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I’m currently a maxed out GS-15 Step 10. Masters degree is Electrical/Computer Engineering, but now a Program Manager for a high visibility area. I have 10 years to reach full retirement age (57). Why do I feel like I’m limiting myself? What would the pros and cons be of seeking private industry employment at this point? What would an equivalent salary be taking into account pension, etc? Anyone else been in, or is in this situation?

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Would it be a red flag to apply to MBB after only 6 months at my current job?

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Some days, I don’t feel like doing anything at all. How do you cope with work or other commitments? I’m sure I don’t share with people what I’m going through, but it’s soo hard to do anything sometimes

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Got approached by LEK London office, could anyone share some perspective on culture and WLB?

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How long did y’all stay at your first full time UX role before moving to a new company? I like my company but think I could learn and earn more elsewhere.

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That T Mobile ad was good

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That rush of adrenaline and pure uncertainty when you’re pitching a new positioning, approach, and language to clients

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Can you use the 4 Cs as a framework for positioning? Or is it just for creative strategy

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Have any planners here started their own agency after working for another big agency? Would love to hear about your experience.

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Who’s the best CSO you’ve worked under?

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Any recommandations on things to learn when you're in stratrgy but looking to transition to innovation agencies like ideo, lunar, frog or nurun?

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Junior and mids, my spot is hiring. If you are looking DM me. I’ll give you the info.

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I was recruited for a lead strategy position. I did the interviews, i was excited, recruiter and interviewers seemed excited; one of them even told the recruiter I was “amazing” … still, the interview process has taken forever and now I am being ghosted — wtf?! first time ever! This is a major agency, any idea of what might be going on?

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Looking for recommendations to generally upskill my Strategy work (or learn from scratch) — be it courses, classes, books, podcasts, people to follow.

For context, I’m a freelance Social Media Manager/Strategist and I came into Ad world via Startups. Throwing myself into learning on the job with more Strategy gigs - but I still don’t feel like I quite know the lingo or best practices or theories.

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Question about making a business case for myself. New piece of biz in house. Unique opp for a x-functional strat lead to be the glue. Not planned in sow. Should be me. How do I ask for it? Global opp

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What’s the fee structure at your agency when it comes to digital/social ads?

What do you charge for freelancing? Do you charge hourly or project based ($x for brand positioning, etc)?

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Any good tips for an Account person looking to switch over to the strategy side? What kind of things should I put in a portfolio, do I need to go back to school? Or go through something like Miami Ad?

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Are there any strategists here whose English is not their first language?

How did you overcome the language hurdle to be sharper and persuasive in your writing?

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For those of you at agencies with UX capabilities, does UX sit within strategy or creative or is it its own department? Curious about what works best from an organizational standpoint

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Work has been slow recently and will be for the next month. My manager said I can use this time to do some continuing education, but there is only so much I can read without feeling like it’s going into the void. What are some ideas on how I can be proactive during this time? (Write ups, selling in ideas, etc.). Really appreciate your help!

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What can we strategists do after advertising? Just don’t think I can peddle this crap anymore. Feeling on the edge of a career crisis. I’ve lost all passion. (strat director, age 32, UK)

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What do strategist do at in-house (day to day granular work wise)? Is it usually referring to marketing team? There’s no “strategist” role at the company but I was asked to map out consumer journey from asset stand point. I’m a creative but want to switch to more strategy planning role because that’s what my manager expects me to do certain time. How can I meld these two roles successfully?

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What are some examples of agencies that have one (or some) distinctive services/method? i know R/GA seems to integrate systemic thinking in their practice for example

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Are you an abstract thinker or a concrete thinker? How have you found success in working with someone the opposite your self?

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What does an average day look like? Can we get a little pie chart in the comments?

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