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I’ve been with my creative partner since we started (3.5 years ago). We just interviewed at my dream agency together and I want to reach out to said agency and let them know I’d be more interested in a position without my current partner. I know it’s risky but there’s very little chance we’ll get this job anyways, so why not right? Right??

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The time to do that was probably before the interview process began. After all, there’s a reason they asked you to interview as a team. But look, if getting the job at your dream agency with your partner would make it not your dream agency, then tell them. You should also tell your partner how you feel. Don’t be spineless, it’s their career too.

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I don't know if it never hurts. Could be perceived as underhanded and disloyal. If the partnership means so little, why stick with it at all? But hey, it's just business. Just be careful and considered on how you go about it if you try.

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you’re right. i misread the post. gotta be careful about partner relationships. can always blame it on the agency.

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This seems like a pretty uncool thing to do. Don’t be a coward and tell your partner that you’re going to do it before you do it. Who knows maybe they feel the same way and you can both propose yourselves as either a team or solos.

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If I was hiring that position I would immediately take you off the list. Just about the most disloyal thing you could do. If you wanted to go alone, don’t interview together.

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I agree 1000%. If you want to split up, look for a job on your own.

dont do it! they want a team

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I think this makes you look underhanded and doesn’t necessarily benefit you. If they interviewed you as a team they like you as a team. If you’re going to do this why not tell them that together? We have experience working together as team but we’re really excited about this agency and would also be open to individual opportunities.

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That was something yall should have told the recruiter beforehand. My previous partner and I had been looking together but also openly acknowledged if a solo opportunity came up, that there would be no hard feelings. We told this to all the recruiters we worked with, usually in a group convo.

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never hurts to let them know. if you’re open to solo still, just make sure the agency is aware.

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i totally misread, i thought you interviewed solo but wanted to ask the agency if they wanted a partner. i’d be careful about what you say to your partner. could sour the relationship.

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You say “we won’t get the job, so why not?” Well, because if a year from now, a solo job opens up, you want the recruiter to remember you as a good potential candidate. Not the person who wanted to dump their partner during the interview process. Besides, if they’re interviewing teams, they’re likely specifically seeking teams - not solo candidates. So overall, a 5% chance this succeeds, 95% it fails. And when it fails, a 100% chance of it looking bad to the dream agency.

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Yikes. This is the kind of thing that could really come back to you. Talk to your creative partner. Practicing open and candid communication with your creative partner will only help you in all facets of life. As others said, your plan comes across as underhanded and also shows poor communication and team building skills. Why risk harming your own reputation and your relationship with your creative partner?

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Agencies don’t talk to teams unless they’re looking for teams really. If you were solo they’d probably have asked to speak alone.

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Agencies usually (as in always) interview teams because they want you as a team. You’ve seemed to already cross that bridge interviewing together unless for some reason they already had an offer out to a solo. If you really don’t want to be with your partner anymore you need to tell them and pursue opportunities on your own but you will not get this gig by reaching out after the fact, it’s a terrible look.

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Totally an uncool thing to do. And the agency will see it that way and be disinterested in you because if it.

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i think a more diplomatic thing to do would be to let them know that you’d “also be open” to a solo position if it means you can join the team. let them know you love the work they’re doing and are eager to join the team in whatever capacity. i wouldn’t try to tell them you want to ditch your partner though.

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I would discard you as a shitty person and team player. No matter how good you are. Grow up and come back when you’re better. Heck, I’d be more inclined to hire your partner if your combined portfolio is great.

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Yeah, don’t interview with your partner if you don’t want to work with them, you’re subverting their career opportunity by throwing them aside.

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I’m sorry but don’t interview with a partner if you didn’t plan to take a job with them. It’s like a relationship. You will burn the bridge with that person and that agency and it’s a small world.

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I say you wait until you are rejected as a team and in 3 months reach out as an individual. Best to keep it clean.

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That’s a pretty low thing to do.

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My partner and I are 4 years together and we’ve always had 2 rules: always honest with each other and no surprises. You gotta be on the same page with your partner. Out of curiosity, would you still stay with your partner but at a lesser agency?

To be honest this is a conversation I will be having with our ECD at my current agency if we’re not successful. The interview process made me realise I am only excited by the new job opportunity with a new pairing. Moving together feels like the wrong move for our careers as we’d be bringing our problems with us. Unfortunately these are only feelings I realised AFTER the first interview.

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