Over 40 in Advertising

Recently got laid off. After recruiters, applying online (Black Hole) & reaching out to my immediate contacts, I broke & checked out where former interns landed. One is now CD. Ok to contact re lead?

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I once got an intern a job because I recommended them to a big agency CD, after judging their book at a One Show portfolio review event. Fast-forward to now, this person is too good to respond to a LinkedIn message. It shows that the message was seen/read. Ingrate!

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Happened to me too. Friend I gave a start to and trained is now the VP of Creative at that company and has totally ghosted on me now that I was downsized from my agency. I mean kick me a freelance project or something at very least.

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Being kind is easy. Ghosting is easier for others, apparently. I always try to help people whenever they want an introduction or if they want their resumes passed along after a layoff. Now that it is has happened to me, crickets. I'm hoping to chalk it up to end of summer mindset/bad timing and my network will eventually respond after Labor Day. And, yeah, it sucks to be ghosted.

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Yes but keep it light, recognize their success and ask if they have any leads. Hustle is tough but it works. Freelance leads, etc... good luck,

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Also, they kno u and likely respect u, v likely would b stoked to snag ur talent.

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asking bc I haven't spoken to this person in 8 years.

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Hopefully you were nice to them.

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