Was chatting with a CD at my agency and he mentioned that it’s harder for a middle age white guys like him to get a good job right now because agencies are hiring more woman and POC CDs. God that was uncomfortable. People are so not self-aware. Saying that to a minority. Really?? I bet it’s still easier for white men to get more offers than me. 🤦‍♂️

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I actually don’t even think the hiring process for creatives has changed besides taking in more nonwhite candidates for interviews, especially if they’re already been at a good agency or ad school. This might mean a few more diverse hires, but it’s still all about WhO YoU KnOw and hiring someone who either looks like one of the CDs on the team, or one of their exes.

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Aw that's so sad he doesn't know he's on easy mode.

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Funny, since his comment represents the blissful lack of awareness in the ad world that sparked the need for more POC and women in the first place. Folks like him have had a rough year for getting hired? Well if ad industry kicked off in the 1940’s-ish, the rest of us had a rough…I dunno…three generations. So, boo hoo to him.

And frankly, if you’re a white dude with a C+ resume, you’re still gold. But yes, agencies aren’t necessarily bowing to every D-level candidate who “looks the part” like they used to.

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