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Just got let go from my second agency job in six months because of client budget cuts. Anyone got any advice for moving to client side??

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Look for companies that are specifically interested in hiring former agency people. You’ll find that many large companies, especially the tech field, want the kind of environment that agency people know how to create. When interviewing, make sure you have quantifiable metrics to demonstrate business outcomes. When you are at an agency, you’re being held accountable for the squishy stuff, whereas in house you need to drive sales to earn your keep

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It’s more competitive than agencies because there are fewer positions. Start networking and applying at the companies you want to work at and are passionate about, follow them online get their newsletters, companies want employees that love their brand. Reach old cold and tell them what you love and how you can relieve their pain points!

Sorry that had happened to you. Find a connective thread between agency work you’ve done and client side - meaning if you worked on food accounts, start there, broaden to cpg, retail. Don’t focus on titles. As a former SVP, I can tell you they go backwards outside of agencies. Also comp is more than base plus potential bonus. Base may be lower but there’s discounted stock etc. that adds up. Good luck on your search, agency experience is great to build career on.

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